Stargaze at Wirksworth’s StarDisc
Stargaze at Wirksworth’s StarDisc

Stargaze at Wirksworth’s StarDisc

This incredible one-of-a-kind installation is its own modern stone henge, designed by Aidan Shingler and carved into black granite! The star chart reflects the night sky of the northern hemisphere, showing the different constellations and illuminated by solar-powered lights at night. Offering panoramic views over the surrounding area and breathtaking stargazing opportunities, this celestial amphitheatre is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to spend your evening in quiet contemplation, and a must-see for any budding astronomers out there.

Where can I find unique free activities in the Peak District?

The StarDisc just outside of Wirksworth is a fantastic little hidden gem just outside the Peak District National park, with amazing views of the surrounding area and night sky. Why not come a stargaze at this truly magical spot dedicated to expanding our knowledge of the universe?

StarDisc has hosted productions of plays, music performances and even yoga practices! You can even take a guided walk up to the StarDisc with its creator and hear all about its history and vision. It’s also just a short walk from Wirksworth, a thriving little market town with no shortage of shops, cafes and places to stay – why not spend the day exploring there before you head up the hill to see the stars?

  • Accessible via a path through Stoney wood
  • Open to visitors 24 hours a day all year round

 

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