Imagine shining planets, the shimmering Milky Way and shooting stars - you cannot beat such an experience.   This wonderful National Park has been awarded the International Dark Sky Association’s coveted “Dark Sky Reserve” award in 2013.  The Park’s 530 square miles offer a huge variety of activities for all ages.  Try fine dining, pony trekking, leisurely hikes to climbing the highest peaks in southern Britain.  It is also a perfect location for lazy family picnics.

Located at the northeast end of the park is the famous little town of Hay on Wye. Famous for its bookshops and its international literary festival, Hay on Wye is now hosting it's second Dark Sky Festival from the 17th to 19th April

A range of activities can be experienced including safe Solar Observing, a Planetarium experience, a visit to Spaceguard Observatory (home to the National Near Earth Objects Information Centre) and intriguing displays and night time observing in the company of true experts.  There is so much to do including a selection of accessible lectures and activities.  Hotel and B&B accommodation is plentiful for visitors.

Hay on Wye is easily accessible by road links across Wales and the Midlands of England.

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