Gouthwaite Reservoir Picnic Area – Nidderdale

Ramsgill, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5AE

Location description

Car park and picnic area ideally situated just north of Pateley Bridge under the darkest of skies.  Gouthwaite Reservoir featured in the Discover Nidderdale's Dark Skies promotional video.

Recommended stargazing site

This location has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, parks provider or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Pateley Bridge (3.58 miles away) updated 26/03/17 at 20:00.

Light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Gouthwaite Reservoir Picnic Area - Nidderdale

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 Gouthwaite Reservoir Picnic Area - Nidderdale can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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