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Mardale Head Car Park

Mardale Head Car Park

Haweswater, Burn Banks, Cumbria, CA10

This remote car park at the head of Haweswater Reservoir offers access to fantastic scenic walks by day and the most amazing dark, starry skies by night. Mountains obscure the East and West horizons somewhat, however, the skies directly above are awesome! A location that is in itself an adventure to get to!


Mardale Head Car Park is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

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Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Harter Fell (1.3 miles away) updated 13/08/22 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Milky Way Photography Night at High Force

    Friday 26th August 2022 from 21:45pm to 23:15pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (28.1 miles away)

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  • Smart Telescope Astrophotography

    Friday 26th August 2022 from 21:45pm to 23:45pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (28.1 miles away)

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  • Eddington Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 1st September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Kendal Museum, Kendal, LA9 6BT (11.3 miles away)

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  • Milky Way Photography at Ribblehead Viaduct

    Friday 2nd September 2022 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

    Ribblehead Viaduct Car Park, Carnforth, LA6 3AS (26.8 miles away)

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  • Milky Way Photography Night at High Force

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 21:30pm to 23:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (28.1 miles away)

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