You’ll find miles of wide flat spaces in these counties: ideal for
stargazing and uninterrupted views of the horizon.
East of England includes the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
The best places to stargaze in Bedfordshire are to the north and west of Bedford – across the Great Ouse Valley.
You don’t have to travel far in Cambridgeshire to witness expansive dark skies. Wicken Fen is the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve. Also well worth a visit is the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy who hold regular public open evenings of their observatory.
Essex has plenty of places, with miles of dark coastline. Clacton-on-Sea is popular with the local astronomy club, and Abberton Reservoir is a favourite location for Essex Astronomical Society — it makes an ideal spot for Milky Way photography too!.
Kelling Heath Holiday Park hosts regular star parties where hundreds of astronomers meet under the dark skies of North Norfolk.