Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre

Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE

Location description

Listed in the Galloway Dark Sky Park Leaflet as a publicly accessible location for overnight stargazing.


Recommended stargazing site

This location has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, parks provider or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.


Tonight's weather forecast

16/07/19
19:00
18°
1%
16/07/19
22:00
15°
4%
17/07/19
01:00
15°
6%
17/07/19
04:00
15°
10%
Weather forecast for Kirroughtree Mountain Bike Trail Centre (0.29 miles away) updated 16/07/19 at 08:00.

Location light pollution

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

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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 Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre

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 33 events with the last one being on 17th August 2018 organised by Stargazing Scotland.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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