adventures in Stargazing
"The first International Dark-Sky reserve in Wales is situated in the Brecon Beacons. You’d be hard pressed to find a community which goes to such great lengths to ensure light pollution is reduced. The hard work is obviously paying off – on a clear night you can see just about everything from anywhere" Ordnance Survey 2015
On a clear night in the Brecon Beacons, you can see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers. It’s enough to make anyone starry eyed.
Our Park has some of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK, making it the perfect destination for stargazers. There are loads of Events to enjoy stargazing - check out the ones on this month here.
We think that this is something worth shouting about, so we teamed up with the Brecon Beacons Park Society to apply to the International Dark Sky Association to make our entire National Park an International Dark Sky Reserve. In 2012, we became just the fifth destination in the world (and the first in Wales) to be accredited.
Through this highly prestigious status, we hope to preserve our magical night skies for future generations and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions in our Park. We also intend to help protect a whole host of nocturnal creatures that need dark nights to forage, hunt and migrate.
Find out what's happening in the night sky and how you learn more.
Watch the amazing Brecon Beacons Dark Sky video
We promise it will blow you away!
It was produced by photographer Michael Sinclair, who has spent countless hours under the night sky in the Brecon Beacons National Park capturing time lapse footage to put this stunning short film together.
The introduction is by Brecon Male Choir bass baritone Edwin Roderick.
We hope you like it.
DaRK SKY ambassadors
Since our Reserve was first designated, many businesses in the park have wo...
The Aurora Borealis also known as the Northern lights is a spectacle that h...
About the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve
Now that the entire Brecon Beacons National Park is an International Dark S...
Ten places to go stargazing in the Brecon Beacons National Park Dark Sky Reserve
Keen to experience our magical dark skies? Here are ten superb places to tr...
Music inspired by our dark skies
For generations, people have been inspired by the spectacular night sky to ...
Find out more about stargazing in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park
Develop your knowledge with the help of local astronomical societies and on...
Local Businesses6 of 10
Welsh Overland Safari
Welsh Overland Safari is an independent guide tour company offering unique ...
Award Winning Providers of Outdoor Activities, Hawk Adventures have been pr...
Dark Sky Wales Training Services Limited
DSW is a provider of bespoke astronomical tours for small groups and indivi...
Brecon Beacons Tours
Brecon Beacons Tours offersSight-Seeing Tours, Guided Walks and Holidays. W...
Mountain and River Activities
Mountain and River Activities Ltd are a outdoor activities provider based s...
Eco Travel Network
Eco Travel Network Limited provides fun, lightweight, eco friendly travel a...