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Barr Beacon

A hill and nature reserve just outside Walsall in the West Midlands may not sound like an auspicious site for stargazing but, due to its height (227 metres above sea level), the views are outstanding. Historically, fires were lit here in times of impending attack, but today, it is officially a Dark Sky Discovery Site,…read more »

A hill and nature reserve just outside Walsall in the West Midlands may not sound like an auspicious site for stargazing but, due to its height (227 metres above sea level), the views are outstanding. Historically, fires were lit here in times of impending attack, but today, it is officially a Dark Sky Discovery Site, with stargazing evenings organised by the council’s countryside rangers and the local astronomical society, often themed on different planets.

Chelynne Campion