Dark Sky Wye 

Throughout the Wye basin you can experience incredible night skies. Here we choose some that have been officially ratified and one other that deserves a shout out. Dive in, surf the starlight and enjoy the show. 

'Like Spray From A Waterfall.' Paul Jickells talking about the Milky Way on the River Irfon in Mid Wales

Black Mountains/Llanthony

Set beside the river Honddu a beautiful sub tributary of the Wye.......

“Stars have helped us navigate for eons. Although beautiful they have been essential to our very survival.”


“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

Martin Luther King

Cambrian Mountains

The Cambrian Mountains are said to be the last wilderness in Wales. Home to the rivers Elan, Irfon, Bidno, Tarenneg and Marteg that feed the Wye, which also starts in the mountains it's one of the best places to see the Milky Way and to photograph it. 

Stars are born out of gas clouds that collapse in on themselves. The cloud’s material heats up as it falls inward under the force of its own gravity. At 18 million °F the star emerges.


“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”

Carl Sagan

Radnor Forest

Many aren't aware of the remote Radnor Forest but it's actually situated in Radnorshire one of the most remote counties in the UK. Rising to almost 700 meters it's open tops and moorland offers up some incredible night skies. Why not check it out?

There are 88 star constellations. The most common are the Big Dipper/Ursa Major, The Little Dipper/Ursa Minor, Orion, 'The Hunter,' Taurus, 'The Bull' and Gemini 'The Twins.'