The Bog Mine Car Park

The Bog Mine Car Park

The Bog, Sniperstones, Shropshire, SY5 0NG

The Bog Mine car park offers access to a unique and dramatic location – a lost mining village on the edge of Sniperstones National Nature Reserve. As well as wildlife watching and walking opportunities, it’s a great place to see the stars above the Shropshire Hills AONB. The car park is accessible 24 hours a day and is free of charge.


The Bog Mine Car Park is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 23/06/24

    21° 4%
  • 23/06/24

    16° 3%
  • 24/06/24

    14° 3%
  • 24/06/24

    12° 1%

Weather forecast for Bridges Long Mynd Youth Hostel (2.8 miles away) updated 23/06/24 at 12:00.



Events nearby

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  • Shropshire Astronomical Society meeting and stargazing

    Saturday 20th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS (17.5 miles away)

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  • Shropshire Astronomical Society meeting and stargazing

    Saturday 17th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS (17.5 miles away)

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  • Newtown Astronomy Society meeting and observing

    Saturday 14th September 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Plas Dolerw, Newtown, SY16 2EH (16.2 miles away)

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  • Shropshire Astronomical Society meeting and stargazing

    Saturday 21st September 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS (17.5 miles away)

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  • Newtown Astronomy Society meeting and observing

    Saturday 12th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Plas Dolerw, Newtown, SY16 2EH (16.2 miles away)

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