Bwlch Pen Barras Car Park

Ruthin, Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, CH7 5SH

Location description

This car park giving access to the historic Jubilee Tower on the summit of Moel Famau with views over 11 counties by day makes for an excellent stargazing location by night and is surely a contender for official Dark Sky Site recognition!

Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Ruthin (2.71 miles away) updated 16/04/21 at 18:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Bwlch Pen Barras Car Park

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 1 event which was on 30th October 2019 organised by Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB.


When to visit

The best time to visit Bwlch Pen Barras Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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