Did you know that the best time to go stargazing is just before, during and after a new moon? The next one is due on 14 December but before that you may be lucky enough to catch the December φ-Cassiopeia meteor shower, which will be active until 8 December and at its viewing best in terms of numbers of meteors around 5 December. 

A new study from static caravan hire company UKCaravans4hire.com revealed that there are more than 320 stargazing spots across the UK (the study does not include Northern Ireland) and that South West England offers the most locations (79). The study also cites the North York Moors and Carding Valley as great places to view the Milky Way. 

Picking out the stars can start so much earlier in the winter, check out https://gostargazing.co.uk/ for the best places and times to go stargazing and what you are likely to see. If you’ve found a pitch with very little light pollution you can sit outside your tourer to gaze in wonder at the night sky. That’s another tick for your wellbeing, the magic of touring and being able to appreciate the world around you.