Knowlton Church and Earthworks – English Heritage

Knowlton, Wimbourne, BH21 5AE

Location description

This English Heritage property is an officially recognised Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve. The location has limited parking with only a small lay-by, however offers fantastic dark skies and a building making an excellent subject for astrophotography.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

13/11
18:00
95%
13/11
21:00
96%
14/11
00:00
18%
14/11
03:00
9%
14/11
06:00
11%
Weather forecast for Cranborne Manor Gardens (2.56 miles away) updated 13/11/19 at 12:01.

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 Knowlton Church and Earthworks - English Heritage

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.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Knowlton Church and Earthworks - English Heritage can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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