Martin Down National Nature Reserve Car Park

Martin Down National Nature Reserve Car Park

Near East Woodyates, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5

Easy accessed car park a few miles outside of Salisbury and away from the bright lights.  The location is an officially recognised Dark Sky Discovery Site in the Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve.


Martin Down National Nature Reserve 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.

Location events organiser

Dark Night Skies Cranborne Chase AONB

Dark Night Skies Cranborne Chase AONB organises events at this location

Please contact Dark Night Skies Cranborne Chase AONB directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 18/05/24

    18° 2%
  • 18/05/24

    15° 1%
  • 19/05/24

    14° 4%
  • 19/05/24

    13° 1%

Weather forecast for Cranborne Manor Gardens (4.3 miles away) updated 18/05/24 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Solent Amateur Astronomers meeting

    Tuesday 21st May 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Oasis Academy, Southampton, SO16 8FA (21.5 miles away)

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  • The BIG Sleep Stargazing Sleepout

    Friday 24th May 2024 from 20:00pm to Saturday 25th May 2024 10:00am

    Messems West, Court Street, SP3 6LW (8.1 miles away)

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  • Toothill Observatory Solar Observing sessions

    Tuesday 28th May 2024 from 14:00pm to Friday 31st May 2024 17:00pm

    Toothill Observatory, Southampton, SO16 8AL (21.5 miles away)

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  • Cultural Adriatic Discovery with Fred. Olsen Cruises and Go Stargazing

    Thursday 30th May 2024 from 12:00pm to Wednesday 19th June 2024 12:00pm

    Port of Southampton, Southampton, SO14 3GG (24.7 miles away)

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  • Wessex Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 4th June 2024 from 00:00am to 21:00pm

    Allendale Centre - Wimborne, Wimborne, BH21 1AS (12.4 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • DreamAcres – Cranborne Chase

    Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 4LP (4.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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