Knowlton Church and Earthworks – English Heritage

Knowlton, Wimbourne, BH21 5AE

Location description

This English Heritage property has been identified by Cranbourne Chase AONB as a potential dark sky discovery site for their Chasing Stars bid for the region to become a protected dark sky park. The location has limited parking with only a small lay-by, however offers fantastic dark skies and a building making an excellent subject for astrophotography.

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

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Knowlton Church and Earthworks - English Heritage

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.


When to visit

The best time to visit Knowlton Church and Earthworks - English Heritage can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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