28 Apr '15, 10am

A stargazing adventure with a difference

My first stop was at the car park close to Crag Lough, near Once Brewed, where I met with well-known adventurer and Hyundai ambassador Andy Torbet . Andy is great company and a font of knowledge; he is an expert cave diver and regular BBC presenter (he’s worked on the BBC’s incredible Coast series), as well as a modest but accomplished climber (he’s one of the few people to have climbed one of the Needles off the Isle of Wight). Thanks to the assistance of the Calvert Trust who set up some ropes for us in advance, we were given the opportunity to climb a couple of routes together. I have very little experience when it comes to climbing, mostly limited to belaying children up and down indoor climbing walls at kids’ birthday parties, so this was a rather daunting task for me. The sight of the Crag Lough – which I’d passed and admired many times before but never really looked...

Full article: http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2015/04/28/a-stargazing-...

Comments

  1. 28 Apr '15, 2pm

    There are so many places in the Uk that are amazing for stargazing! We live near galloway forest which is supposed to be one of the darkest places in europe. My son and I go out for a stargazing trip every other week and love it.

    We wrote a blog entry here about a book we read that helped us identify stars and constellations: http://astronomygroup.science/index.php/2015/04/28/stargazing-for-beginners/

    It's worth a good read for everybody who's interested in space!

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