See the stars at Mam Tor

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Mam Tor in Derbyshire’s Peak District is a Bronze Age hill fort offering clear, unobstructed views of the night sky, with little light pollution. Keep an eye out for barn owls, especially at dusk, and you may catch a glimpse of bats too.

On a clear night, you’ll have a fantastic view of the sky, but there are a few things to be aware of. Stay close to the trig point when stargazing. There are steps and rough terrain to walk on, so make sure you and your family are wearing good footwear and carrying torches.

Keep to the surfaced path as there are dangerous, steep drops on the edges of the hill. There are also sheep grazing in the area to keep an eye out for.

The best place to see the stars is Mam Nick car park, which is on the western end of the Hope Valley, near Castleton.