Dark Skies

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Our RSPB nature reserve at Forsinard Flows has recently been designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site! Enjoy looking for the distant stars and planets from one of the darkest skies in Scotland from our trail and viewing tower. 

More information on Dark Sky Sites can be found here

Information on the Bortle Scale, dark skies and astrophotography can also be found here


The Dubh Lochain trail leads you to lookout tower. We advise to wear appropriate clothing and footwear such as walking boots and lots of layers/waterproofs.

Please use a torch during dusk and nigh time to aid your way!

As there will be no members of staff present through the hours of dark therefore we ask you take extra precautions, staying on the boardwalk which is signposted at trails start.  

More safety information and access to the Dubh Lochain Trail can be found here


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