Legendary stories told in the sky

Dark sky adventures in Wales’ National Parks

Dark Sky Destinations

Build your unique 24/7 holiday. Discover epic dusk till dawn adventures in the tranquillity, splendour and seclusion of the wonderful landscapes of Wales.

Snowdonia

Snowdonia

Snowdonia National Park is the second area in Wales to be designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve. There are just eleven of these magical reserves in the world, and on a clear night in Snowdonia you can see the Milky Way, all the major constellations, nebulas (bright clouds of gas and dust) and shooting stars.

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Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Coast

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has a necklace of dark sky discovery sites. Pembrokeshire’s wild and rugged coast and countryside benefits from some of the best dark sky opportunities in the country, where it is possible to observe the spectacle of the Milky Way or the constellations such as Orion with the naked eye.

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Brecon

Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park was the first area in Wales to be awarded International Dark Sky status. Stretching from the English border to the wilds of Carmarthenshire and from the South Wales Valleys to the wilderness of Mid Wales, our beautiful and varied landscape has many opportunities to witness some of the darkest skies in the UK.

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Dark Skies Actvities

The amazing dark skies of the National Parks provide wonderful night sky viewing opportunities for stars, planets and the moon all year.

USunrise and Sunset

The clean air and majestic landscapes of Wales make an idea setting for the beautiful red and orange colours of a sunrise or sunset.

MBat Walks

Listen out for the supersonic squeaks of nature’s only true flying mammal and watch their furry acrobatic missions in the night air.

QMountain Biking

Experience a whole new adventure in the dark. This is when tracks and paths offer new challenges, as moon beams light your way.

RNight and Twilight Walks

Be tempted into the dark by moon beams and starlight, grab your coat and put a toe into the into the twilight zone


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August Skies

The night sky during August 2018


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The Night Sky in July 2018

Build your unique 24/7 holiday. Discover epic dusk till dawn adventures in the tranquillity, splendour and seclusion of the wonderful landscapes of Wales.


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Night Sky January 2018

January Dark Sky Stars 2018