- Parking: Up to 6 vehicles
- Nearest phone: Rhyd-Ddu (SH 569 529), 1 mile
- Facilities: None on site
Snowdonia National Park is the second area in Wales to be designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve. There are just twelve 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.
Having being designated with such a prestigious title, we now hope not only protect the environment and enhance the biodiversity and dark skies of the area, but we will go a step further than other designations in the world by raising awareness of the features that link the stars of our culture, from the Mabinogi to the old penillion.
Our journey of discovering and appreciating the stars has only started, and we wish to work alongside local communities in maintaining the quality of dark skies we have in Snowdonia.
The opportunities to stargaze and admire the night sky from the mountains and foothills of Snowdonia are abundant …….. Why not come experience our dark skies for yourself?
Want to make the most of Snowdonia National Park’s amazing dark skies? Here are some of the best places to see the stars.
The amazing dark skies of the National Parks provide wonderful night sky viewing opportunities for stars, planets and the moon all year.
Build your unique 24/7 holiday. Discover epic dusk till dawn adventures in the tranquillity, splendour and seclusion of the wonderful landscapes of Wales.
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.Read More
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.Read More