Wimbleball Lake

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

Location description

Popular Country Park by Wimbleball Lake located on the outskirts of Exmoor International Dark Sky Reserve, site closed during deep winter and small charge for parking.


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 however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

21/11
18:00
97%
21/11
21:00
88%
22/11
00:00
89%
22/11
03:00
48%
22/11
06:00
21%
Weather forecast for Wimbleball Lake (0.44 miles away) updated 21/11/19 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
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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 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 5 events with the last one being on 2nd November 2019 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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