Malham Car Park

Malham, Skipton, BD23 4DA

Location description

This is a public car park with minimal lighting free of charge to stargazers between 7pm and 6am, for the darkest skies and great astro-photo opportunities walk 20 minutes to nearby Malham Cove.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

14/12/17
18:00
25%
14/12/17
21:00
63%
15/12/17
00:00
63%
15/12/17
03:00
4%
Weather forecast for Malham Youth Hostel (0.36 miles away) updated 14/12/17 at 20:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural 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 Malham Car Park

This location's rural 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

Photograph the Landscape After Dark

Friday 2nd February 2018 from 17:00pm to 19:00pm
Astrophotography

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When to visit

The best time to visit Malham Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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