Stargazing in Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve

Find places to stargaze in this region

Cranbourne Chase was awarded Dark Sky Reserve status by the International Dark Sky Association in October 2019, this in recognition of the beautiful night time skies above this region which is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It's a great place to escape the bright lights of the South coast and nearby cities with a number of official Dark Sky Discovery Sites which make for great locations to go stargazing.

Stargazing locations in Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve

The map below shows places to go stargazing in Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve including observatories, officially recognised dark sky locations and recommended sites. We very much welcome suggestions if you'd like to contact us.

List of stargazing locations in Cranbourne Chase Dark Sky Reserve

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Spread Eagle Hill, Shaftesbury, SP7 0DT

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