Car park used by day to access the local nature reserve and by night offers fantastic panoramic views of the skies above. The location has been recommended for stargazing by Cranbourne Chase AONB who are applying for the region to become a Dark Sky Reserve.
Location event organiser
Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB organises stargazing events at this location.
Recommended stargazing site
This location has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, parks provider or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.
Location light pollution
When to stargaze at Fontmell Down Nature Reserve
This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.