The society arranges two annual weekend field trips to a dark sky site at Lligwy on the island of Anglesey in North Wales. These usually take place between late October and early November and again between late March and early April each year.
For future dates please check out our upcoming meetings & events.
Our venue is the Anglesey Guide Centre and the postcode for this is: LL70 9PZ. Please click here for Google map directions (opens in a new window). The Guide Centre has a large dormitory and side room sleeping 28 and a house which sleeps 14 people over 3 rooms. There are separate male/female washroom facilities.
The cost for those staying at the Guide Centre is currently £50.00 per person for the weekend. A £20.00 (non refundable) deposit is required. This includes breakfasts (cooked on the Saturday), an evening meal on Saturday and snacks.
For those who like a little more luxury – bed & breakfast accommodation is available within 5 minutes walking distance. Contact: Siop y Rhos on 01248 850801; email: email@example.com Please note there will still be a £15.00 charge towards use of the facilities at the school house and the Saturday evening meal. Those staying at the guest house must make their own arrangements.
We normally arrive on a Friday from the late afternoon onwards as the Guide Centre is usually open from about 15:00 hrs. During the Friday evening we normally have a fish & chip supper at The Coastal Café, Moelfre. (last orders 19:00 hrs) or you are welcome to use the kitchen to cook. Please bring your own wine or beer etc. for the weekend as this is not provided. We depart the centre by Sunday lunchtime after we all muck-in to tidy-up following our stay.
Please note that you will need to bring your own bedding/ sleeping bag, pillows and towels if staying at the Guide Centre.
Events: Really dark skies – we will have a 14” Meade available as well as other smaller scopes and binoculars. Weather permitting – planets, galaxies and nebulae will be visible in the winter and spring constellations. In the event of cloudy skies there are plenty of board games together with convivial company.
During the day: Beautiful beaches, Stone circles and some really lovely walks.
We hope you will consider joining us – a truly dark sky, clear and free from light pollution and ‘full of stars’ is an awe-inspiring sight so rarely seen here in the UK.