Colliford Lake Park – Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor, Bolventor, Cornwall, PL14 6PL

Location description

Colliford Lake Park is a nature reserve located in the very heart of Bodmin Moor and easy access from the A30. Ample public parking with picnic areas and lakeside walks allow you to find that perfect stargazing spot. With wide expansive skies and being away from light pollution this makes for an excellent place to spot meteors and see the Milky Way in all of its glory!

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.

Stay & gaze

This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Draynes (4.27 miles away) updated 26/03/21 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 Colliford Lake Park - Bodmin Moor

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 8 events with the last one being on 7th December 2018 organised by Go Stargazing Administrator.


When to visit

The best time to visit Colliford Lake Park - Bodmin Moor can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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