Crummock Water Car Park – Lake District

B5289 North of Buttermere, Cockermouth, CA13 9XA

Location description

This car park near the shore of Crummock Water makes for an excellent stargazing location, away from light pollution the skies appear wonderfully dark.  Views to the East however are obscured by mountains!


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

28/03/17
19:00
36%
28/03/17
22:00
24%
29/03/17
01:00
24%
29/03/17
04:00
24%
Weather forecast for Grasmoor (1.43 miles away) updated 28/03/17 at 18:00.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Crummock Water Car Park - Lake District

This location's dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Crummock Water Car Park - Lake District can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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