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The Field of Hope Car Park

The Field of Hope Car Park

Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9ET

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.


The Field of Hope Car Park is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Tomintoul (0.3 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 16:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at The Field of Hope Car Park. View these events on a calendar.

  • Family Friendly Informal Stargazing Session

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET

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  • Star Party General Stargazing Session

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 21:30pm to 23:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET

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  • Aurora presentation and stargazing

    Saturday 24th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Field of Hope Car Park, Ballindalloch, AB37 9ET

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