Try stargazing at Teign Valley, Devon

View from the roof of Castle Drogo, Devon, towards Dartmoor and the Teign Valley

The wide open skies above Piddledown Common at Castle Drogo in the Teign Valley provide a great location for stargazing.

Located on the edge of Dartmoor, the area comes alive with wildlife at night, with badgers, Tawny owls and bats coming out to feed and hunt. At dusk or dawn, you may also catch a glimpse of deer.

Terrain and safety: The terrain is essentially flat with grass and stony paths, with one slope. Please be aware of trip hazards in the dark.

Location: National Trust car park at Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton. Grid ref: SX724902. There are two star gazing spots - 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile from the car park.

See the summer stargazing in the Teign Valley walk route