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.
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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.