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Night Hike on Pen Y Fan

Night Hike on Pen Y Fan

Thursday 16th September 2021 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre
Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NL

Explore the grand mountains of South Wales with Dorian from TrigPoint Adventures, a fully qualified mountain leader and Dark Skies Ambassador.

First, climb up onto Corn Du and watch the sunset from this excellent vantage point until darkness engulfs you. Then head across to the highest mountain in South Wales, Pen Y Fan, to enjoy the exceptional views that the dark skies reserve can provide.

Fingers crossed for a clear night as our location will provide an ideal vantage point to see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers, a must for any stargazer!

On the summit of Pen Y Fan, Dorian will help you orientate yourself by pointing out the major constellations. All you will need is your hiking gear, including warm layers, a head torch and your camera to capture the night skies.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 16/09/2021

Event booking

This event is being organised by TrigPoint Adventures, with bookings being taken via the Eventbrite website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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