You don’t have to be a skilled astronomer to enjoy the wonders of a starry night sky and apparently Llyn Gwynant Campsite have some of the best stargazing views in the world!

Here at Llyn Gwynant Campsite we are embracing our site’s extraordinary relationship with the night sky.

The Snowdonia National Park, home to Llyn Gwynant Campsite, has been awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status, one of only 11 locations in the world with this certification!

What is International Dark Sky status?
An IDA International Dark Sky Reserve is a public or private land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural, heritage and/or public enjoyment. (http://darksky.org/idsp/reserves/)

Nestled in the National Park, an evening of stargazing at Llyn Gwynant Campsite will show you exactly why Snowdonia has been granted this prestigious title.

Reminding us of quite how special our site is here, we were recently visited by Dark Sky Wales, an organization of leading educators and astronomers. The campsite was commended for its facilities and natural environment, which help to create the perfect setting for stargazing.

The Dark Sky Wales team kindly put together this composite photo when they visited our site, showing just a glimpse of the wonders that may be seen from the site with the right equipment and a bit of know-how!

starry sky- llyn gwynant campsite

Stargazing is a fun activity for all ages, especially when there are so many astronomical sights to behold this year. Meteor showers, eclipses, planet sightings as well as stunning constellations are all potential marvels that will be visible from the UK in 2017.

Watch this space for sparkling stargazing events held by us in the future or simply bring your binoculars and camp under the stars– Llyn Gwynant Campsite is open all year!