Spire Cross – Exmoor

Halse Lane, Near Winsford, TA24 7JD, South West

Location description

Road junction at the very heart of Exmoor National Park with off road car parking area from where the amazing dark skies above can be enjoyed.


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.


Public venue

Public location used for stargazing events.


Tonight's weather forecast

23/03/19
18:00
5%
23/03/19
21:00
8%
24/03/19
00:00
9%
24/03/19
03:00
12%
Weather forecast for Winsford Hill (0.37 miles away) updated 23/03/19 at 20:00.

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

When to stargaze at Spire Cross - Exmoor

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 2 events with the last one being on 3rd November 2018 organised by Exmoor National Park.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Spire Cross - Exmoor can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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