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Ballannette Country Park

Type:Garden

Ballannette Country Park

About

The Ballanette Reserve includes a series of lakes with at least one bird watching hide. The coastal footpath runs behind the estate and goes back over Clay Head, giving access to some excellent views across to Laxey and Garwick Bays, whilst Lonan Old Church is a short stroll, and also offers some excellent photo opportunities.

It is also a registered Dark Skies Site with an Interpretation Board to ensure that visitors can enjoy the stunning stargazing on offer.

The Island is ideally placed to see the magnificent sight of the Northern Lights on many occasions. The Northern lights are normally only seen from Northerly locations such as Alaska, Norway and Iceland, however the crystal clear Northern horizon from the Islands North eastern coast means this fascinating phenomenon can often be seen from the Island. The Manx Night sky is an amazing experience that will astound even the most experienced stargazer.

Home to currently 26 of the British Isles Dark sky discovery sites, the Isle of Man has some of the darkest skies in Europe.

Video

  • Stargazing in the Isle of Man
Ballamenagh Road, Baldrine, IM46AJ

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Opening Times

* Open all year round

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car, follow the A2 to Clay Head Rd in Baldrine. Take a right and follow the road down to the Nature reserve.

Public Transport Directions

Not easily accessible by public transport, access is by car.

What's Nearby

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