Stargazing in Go Stargazing Site

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A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.

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Alemoor Reservoir

Roberton, Hawick, TD9

Alnmouth Beach

Alnmouth, Warkworth, NE66

Altarichard Forest Car Park

Altarichard Road, Magherahoney, County Antrim

Alwen Reservoir Car Park

Cerrigydrudion, Corwen, LL21 9TT

B6386 Oxton to Southwell Lay-by

Oxton Hill, Southwell, NG25 0RN

Beaghmore Stone Circles

Blackrock Road, Cookstown, BT80 9PB

Beesands Car Park

Beesands, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2EH

Bel Tor Car Park – Dartmoor

Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7PR

Benone Beach

Sea Coast Road, Downhill, BT51 4SD

Blea Tarn Car Park – Lake District

Little Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9PG

Bolderwood Car Park – Forestry Commission

New Forest National Park, Lyndhurst, SO43 7GQ

Bowness Knott Car Park – Lake District

Croasdale, Ennerdale Bridge, CA23 3AU

Buckstones Car Park

New Hey Road, Huddersfield, HD3 3FT

Bwlch Pen Barras Car Park

Ruthin, Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, CH7 5SH

Cadover Bridge Car Park

Shaugh Prior, Plymouth, PL7 5EH

Carn Galver Engine House

Zennor, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YX

Caton Moor Windfarm

Caton, Lancaster, LA2 9HF

Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint

Acreman Street, Cerne Abbas, DT2 7JX

Chevron Fold Car Park

Poundstock, Bude, EX23 0DQ

Colliford Lake Park – Bodmin Moor

Colliford Lake Park

Bodmin Moor, Bolventor, Cornwall, PL14 6PL

Combe Gibbet Car Park

Combe, Hungerford, RG17 9EL

Creswell Beach Car Park

Beach Road, Cresswell, NE61 5LF

Crummock Water Car Park – Lake District

B5289 North of Buttermere, Cockermouth, CA13 9XA

Cwmtydu Beach Car Park

Cwmtydu, Llandysul, SA44 6LQ

Dunsten Steads Car Park

Dunsten Steads, Embleton, NE66 3DT

Filey Brigg Car Park

Filey, Scarborough, YO14 9ET

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Spread Eagle Hill, Shaftesbury, SP7 0DT

Glaslyn Nature Reserve Car Park

Dylife, Llanbrynmair, SY20 8RE

Goonhilly Earth Station Nature Reserve

Goonhilly Downs, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6LQ

Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ

Hawes National Park Centre

Butterset Road, Hawes, DL8 3NT, Yorkshire and The Humber

Hayberries Nature Reserve

Mickleton, Barnard Castle, DL12 9EQ

Haytor Car Park – Dartmoor

Haytor, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XS

Hound Tor Car Park – Dartmoor

Manaton, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XQ

Killylane Reservoir

Shanes Hill Road, Kilwaughter, BT40

Kynance Cove – National Trust

The Lizard, Near Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7PJ

Lanehead Car Park – Dartmoor

Willsworthy, Tavistock, PL19 9NB

Lantic Bay Car Park – National Trust

Lanteglos, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1NP

Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre Car Park

Cerrigydrudion, Conwy, LL21 9TT

Lyth Hill Countryside Park

Lythbank, Shrewsbury, SY3 0BS

Megget Reservoir Dam

Cappercleuch, Selkirk, TD7

Merry Maidens Stone Circle

Boleigh, Penzance, TR19 6BN

Milkham Car Park – Forestry Commission

New Forest National Park, Ringwood, BH24 3QZ

Morton Castle and Loch

Thornhill, Dumfries, DG3 5EH

Murlough Bay Car Park – County Antrim

Murlough Road, Ballycastle, County Antrim, BT54 6RG

Nant-y-Moch Reservoir Dam Car Park

Eisteddfa Gurig, Ponterwyd, SY23 3LE

Pilling Embankment

Fluke Hall Lane, Pilling, PR3 6HP

Porth Nanven Car Park

Bosorne, St Just, TR19 7NR

Ribblehead Viaduct Car Park

Far Gearstones, Carnforth, LA6 3AS

Ruislip Lido

Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY

Slains Castle Car Park

Cruden Bay, Errolston, AB42 0PW

Spelga Reservoir South Car Park

B27 Moyad Road, Kilkeel, BT34

Spire Cross – Exmoor

Halse Lane, Near Winsford, TA24 7JD, South West

St Abb’s Head Nature Reserve

Northfield, Eyemouth, TD14 5QG

St Agnes Head Car Park

St Agnes Head, St Agnes, TR5 0ST

St Medans Beach Car Park

Monreith, Isle of Whithorn, DG8 8NJ

Staxton Hill Car Park

Willerby, Scarborough, YO12 4TD

Talkin Tarn Country Park

Farlam, Brampton, CA8 1HN

Uffington White Horse Hill

Uffington, Swindon, SN7 7UK

Victoria Park – Bristol

Hill Avenue, Bristol, BS3 4, South West

Wembury Beach Car Park

Wembury, Plymouth, PL9 0HP

Wharram Percy Car Park

Wharram le Street, Malton, YO17 9TD

Wirksworth Stardisc

Stoney Wood, Wirksworth, DE4 4EN

Wistlandpound Reservoir

Blackmoor Gate, Arlington, EX31 4SN

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