Wigan ranked as one of the best spots for garden stargazing

Wigan is one of the most appealing spots for gazing at the stars, a new study has claimed.

By Matt Pennington
Thursday, 4th August 2022, 3:45 pm
Updated Monday, 8th August 2022, 11:16 am

The town has come second only to Lincoln, according to a study conducted by DIY business The Paint Shed.

The study looked at 182 locations across the UK, working out which gardens were the best for exploring the sky at night.

The places were assessed on access to private gardens, air pollution, light pollution and rainfall.

Wigan gardens are among the best in the country to stargaze

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With a total score of 178 across five categories, Wigan was declared an ideal place to live for astronomy enthusiasts, even boasting the least amount of rain out of all the locations involved.

The Paint Shed has method in its madness of providing the information – the company recommends choosing darker fence paint to absorb any excess light, stopping reflection and making for a better stargazing experience.

It also claims that patios painted in a darker colour, other than white, will help people see stars more clearly.

More information on stargazing and the research conducted by The Paint Shed can be found here.