The Fields of Hope car park is placed in a very accessible location just outside Tomintoul with excellent all round views of the sky. The local street lights have been replaced with dark sky friendly units enabling excellent viewing of the exceptionally dark skies above. In November 2018 the location received official recognition as a Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Cairngorms Dark Sky Park.
Weather forecast for Tomintoul (0.3 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 16:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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Below is a list of events at The Field of Hope Car Park. View these events on a calendar.