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West Midlands
imballinger

Church Stretton - Burway

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Has anyone been to this dark site? and what was your experiences? Have made a couple attempts myself, first time was foggy, second time was closed due to ice, I am hoping to be able to actually go stargazing there soon haha

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I've observed from Carding Mill Valley. You only get overhead views, but there's a bit more protection from wind. To be honest the drive up to the Long Mynd and back looked a bit hairy, so I didn't fancy it.

The Bog carpark further West is even better. It's the other side of the Long Mynd, which acts as a barrier for light pollution rom the East. Here's a link showing the carpark.

https://goo.gl/maps/ZaY2iRUJW7R2

The skies are excellent and it's not too exposed.

Andy.

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I've imaged from the Long Mynd via Church Stretton, many, many years ago. The drive back down on an untreated road needed a bit of care but wow, the sky was something else. 

The wind was a bit of a problem, even made a custom windbreak to try to combat this, Andyb90's alternative sounds like a good idea,

I am certainly looking forward to imaging there again when we retire and move back to the Midlands.

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