Clesketts Car Park

Clesketts Car Park

RSPB Geltsdale, Forest Head, Cumbria, CA8

Open car park on the edge of RSPB Geltsdale Reserve, home to black grouse, birds of prey and various wading birds it’s likely you’ll hear some great night time sounds! Free parking all year round.


Clesketts Car Park is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Cold Fell (2.1 miles away) updated 23/06/24 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (22.5 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 18th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (22.5 miles away)

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  • Astrophotography at High Force Waterfall

    Saturday 10th August 2024 from 19:00pm to Sunday 11th August 2024 01:30am

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (26.1 miles away)

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  • Astrophotography at Burnhope Reservoir

    Saturday 10th August 2024 from 23:15pm to Sunday 11th August 2024 01:15am

    Burnhope Reservoir, St Johns Chapel, DL13 (19.9 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 15th August 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (22.5 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Tarn End Cottages – Talkin Tarn

    Waters Edge, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1BF (2.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW, North East (8.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BD (10.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Hiddle Hut – Northumberland

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7ES (11.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7HA (11.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Observatory and Planetarium

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN (11.3 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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