Stargazing near Haddon Grove

Dark sky places...

The Peak District National Park Authority, Nottingham Trent University and the Science and Technology Facilities Council have been working together to identify dark sky discovery sites where there are good conditions for stargazing.

There are now 3 dark sky sites at national park car parks located at:

  • Parsley Hay, off the A515 near Hartington, nearest postcode SK17 0DG: (4 miles from Haddon Grove)

  • Minninglow, off the A515 at Pikehall, nearest postcode DE4 2PN: (9 miles from Haddon Grove)

  • Surprise View, off the A6187 near Hathersage: (13 miles from Haddon Grove)

The Arbor Low and Minninglow panels are both beside the High Peak Trail, these sites are easily accessible and are well known for their panoramic views in the day time.

The astronomy interpretation panels in place at these sites will help people to explore the night skies,  the panels are changed each season so you always have the most up to date information.

Please note: When accessing dark sky discovery sites, the ground underfoot can be rough, wet and muddy. Warm, waterproof clothing and sensible shoes and a torch are essential for these dark places.

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