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Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Spread Eagle Hill, Shaftesbury, SP7 0DT

Car park used by day to access the local nature reserve and by night offers fantastic panoramic views of the skies above.  The location is an officially recognised Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve.

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Location events organiser

Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB

Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB organises events at this location

Please contact Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location

Weather forecast

  • 21/01/22

  • 21/01/22

  • 22/01/22

  • 22/01/22


Weather forecast for Fontmell Magna (1.5 miles away) updated 21/01/22 at 16:00.

Events nearby

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  • Stargazing at the Langton Arms

    Saturday 22nd January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Langton Arms - Blandford, Blandford Forum, DT11 8RX (7.1 miles away)

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 26th January 2022 from 00:19am to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL (30.0 miles away)

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  • Wessex Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Allendale Centre - Wimborne, Wimborne, BH21 1AS (13.9 miles away)

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  • Wiltshire Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Irene Usher Memorial Pavilion, Melksham, SN12 6NS (26.6 miles away)

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  • Mindful Stargazing Evening with Mark Westmoquette

    Saturday 12th February 2022 from 17:00pm to 21:00pm

    Tokes Farm, Shaftesbury, SP7 9AP (5.6 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • DreamAcres – Cranborne Chase

    Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, SP5 4LP (13.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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