Stargazers Retreat – Brecon Beacons

The Forestry, Trecastle, Brecon, LD3 8YA

Location description

This cosy converted stable is ideally located under the very darkest of skies in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve and makes for a superb place to get away for a stargazing break.  Frequent stargazing courses are also held here making it perfect for beginners.  Recommended!


Location event organiser

Stargazers Retreat organises stargazing events at this location.


Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.


Stay & gaze

This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.


Tonight's weather forecast

11/08/20
19:00
23°
2%
11/08/20
22:00
20°
2%
12/08/20
01:00
18°
3%
12/08/20
04:00
17°
19%
Weather forecast for Crai Reservoir (2.17 miles away) updated 11/08/20 at 04:01.

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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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 Stargazers Retreat - Brecon Beacons

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 have been 1 event which was on 11th June 2017 organised by Stargazers Retreat.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Stargazers Retreat - Brecon Beacons can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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