Astronomers week. October 28th to

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Haw Wood Farm

The Horsehead Nebular taken by Jay Cooper-Groves at Haw Wood FArm November 2021

Photo by Jay Cooper-Groves of the Horsehead Nebular, taken at Haw Wood Farm November 2021.

Having missed out on our Spring event this year, we are looking forward to hosting our Autumn Astronomy event between October 28th and November 1st.

Please note that this is starting during the Half Term week and so if you decide to arrive any earlier than 28th you will be charged our regular touring pitch fee and minimal lighting will not be guaranteed.

Pitches are £16 per night and can be booked by calling or emailing the site. (This is so we make sure everyone booking is either an astronomer or here for the dark sky and aware of the event taking place)

Haw Wood Farm has been named a ‘Dark Sky Discovery Site’ due to its unusual lack of light pollution.

We have naked eye visibility 5.73, averted 5.99 and a best SQM reading of 21.75.

Very few areas of the UK have this award which makes us the perfect place to combine a weekend break with some top quality star gazing.

We welcome both visual astronomers and imagers but we will try to keep the two in different areas of the site to avoid any issues with light pollution 

If you would like to book during this week please email or call 01502 359550.

Astronomy bookings will be subject to the same terms and Conditions as regular bookings. See below:

Bookings and Cancellations
All bookings must be paid for in full at the time of reservation. A full refund will be given if cancellation occurs more than 6 weeks before the arrival date and after this 50% will be given up until 4 weeks before the arrival date. Any cancellations made less than 4 weeks before the arrival date will be offered a credit note to be used within 12 months. Cancellations made within 7 days of the arrival date will not be credited or refunded.