Dark Sky Discovery Sites

Stargazing on the Long Mynd

Four locations across the Long Mynd have been designated as Dark Sky Discovery Sites. This is because it is possible to see the Milky Way with the naked eye.

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd has been awarded Dark Sky Discovery Site status for four locations across the valley and the hill. Enjoy the extra clarity and darkness winter affords for some eye-popping star gazing.

Any location that is accessible to the public, where there is a good clear view of the night sky can be accepted as a DSDS. The degree of darkness determines its classification, Milky Way Class being the highest. All four of the sites on Long Mynd are in the Milky Way class as it is possible to see the Milky Way with the naked eye there.

As the Long Mynd is open access countryside you can go stargazing any night you like. Or you may wish to come along to one of our Stars in Your Skies events that run throughout the year. The 2018 SIYS program is based around the moon with the first event in February.