Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ

Location description

Wonderfully dark location in the heart of the Lake District.


Location event organiser

Robert Ince organises stargazing events at this location.


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

25/09/17
19:00
15°
9%
25/09/17
22:00
14°
9%
26/09/17
01:00
14°
9%
26/09/17
04:00
13°
10%
Weather forecast for Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre (0.01 miles away) updated 25/09/17 at 00:01.

Location light pollution

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

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Grizedale Forest

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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Moonwatch and Meteors at Grizedale

Saturday 7th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Leonid Meteors at Grizedale

Friday 8th December 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Meteors at Christmas at Grizedale

Saturday 23rd December 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Moonwatch and stargazing at Grizedale

Saturday 6th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Dark Sky stargazing at Grizedale

Saturday 20th January 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Dark Sky Festival stargazing at Grizedale

Friday 23rd February 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Earth Hour stargazing at Grizedale

Saturday 24th March 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Meteorwatch and stargazing at Grizedale

Friday 20th April 2018 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Jupiterwatch at Grizedale

Friday 4th May 2018 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Grizedale Forest can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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