White Sheet Hill

White Sheet Hill

Kilmington, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6RP

A great site atop the ridge above Mere with amazing 360-degree views. There is limited parking for up to 6 cars in laybys on the single track White Sheet Lane just a few metres north of the historic White Sheet Camp.

Access from the west by the Red Lion pub. The single-track road is good up to the National Trust Car Park but the remaining 1500m needs caution and some clearance under your vehicle.

Some horizon light pollution but no close sources so sky above is good. The site is exposed to all wind directions and so dress up warm. Do not set up any kit in the road as White Sheet Lane is used by green-laning 4x4s even at night.

The location is within the Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve and has been recommended by Bath Astronomers.


White Sheet Hill has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, national park, community organisation or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.

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Bath Astronomers

Bath Astronomers organises events at this location

Please contact Bath Astronomers directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Mere (1.7 miles away) updated 28/05/24 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 29th May 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL (19.0 miles away)

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  • Somerset Levels Stargazers monthly meeting and observing

    Wednesday 29th May 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Othery Village Hall, Othery, TA7 0QU (26.2 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 (25.1 miles away)

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  • Wiltshire Astronomical Society meeting

    Tuesday 4th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Irene Usher Memorial Pavilion, Melksham, SN12 6NS (18.4 miles away)

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  • Bristol Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 7th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Bristol Photographic Society, Bristol, BS6 5EE (27.9 miles away)

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