Hound Tor Car Park – Dartmoor

Manaton, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XQ

Location description

Car park used to access Hound Tor and the deserted medieval village nearby.


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

23/03/19
18:00
14%
23/03/19
21:00
15%
24/03/19
00:00
83%
24/03/19
03:00
83%
Weather forecast for Hound Tor (manaton) (0.23 miles away) updated 23/03/19 at 16:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Hound Tor Car Park - Dartmoor

This location's dark site 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 has been 1 event which was on 12th May 2017 organised by Dartmoor Skies.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Hound Tor Car Park - Dartmoor can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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