Wimbleball Lake

Dluverton, Near Tiverton, Somerset, Devon, TA22, Somerset

Location description

This popular Country Park located on the outskirts of Exmoor International Dark Sky Reserve. It is an ideal stargazing location with toilets open 24/7. A small fee for parking applies which goes towards conservation aims, training volunteers and running family events. There is also a campsite which is open from March through to October each year. Our featured photo was taken by Paul Howell and used with his kind permission.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities and most do not allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

13/04/21
19:00
12%
13/04/21
22:00
0%
14/04/21
01:00
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14/04/21
04:00
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Weather forecast for Wimbleball Lake (0.44 miles away) updated 13/04/21 at 18:00.

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

When to stargaze at Wimbleball Lake

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 8 events with the last one being on 30th October 2020 organised by Exmoor National Park.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Wimbleball Lake can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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