Old Brickyard Tea Garden

Eastwell Road, Scalford, LE14 4ST

Location description

The Old Brickyard Tea Garden is home to the Old Brickyard Star Club, a small astronomy group who meet regularly at this fantastic dark sky location. The venue is easily accessible being only a few miles North from Melton Mowbray however offers a rewarding escape from local light pollution.

Location event organiser

Old Brickyard Star Club organises stargazing events at this location.

Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.

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 Old Brickyard Tea Garden

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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 21 events with the last one being on 31st May 2019 organised by Old Brickyard Star Club.


When to visit

The best time to visit Old Brickyard Tea Garden can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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