5 Favourite Star Gazing Spots In North WalesPublished on 11 Dec 2014 by Gwion Llwyd
The wonder of the night sky has inspired countless generations, poets, scientists and dreamers. Today this natural resource is threatened by the careless use of artificial light and so the International Dark-Sky Association works to protect and preserve the night sky for future generations.
Much of Mid and North Wales is prime dark sky territory and with this in mind, Snowdonia is currently bidding for Dark Skies Status with the which would further protect its beautiful landscape offering some of the worlds best stargazing.
If you are here over the winter period, you will have plenty of opportunity to see the night skies in all their glory; with less day light hours in an area with little light pollution, it’s a great opportunity to get to know the dark side – see the milky way, ponder Orion’s belt and of course make a wish upon a shooting star.
So wrap up warm, fill the flask with hot chocolate, grab your skywatcher, a comfy chair and blanket and make your way out into the night.
Here are 5 of our favourite spots from which to admire the night sky: