Ribblehead Viaduct Car Park

Far Gearstones, Carnforth, LA6 3AS

Location description

This lay-by car park with walking distance access to the Ribblehead Viaduct offers a great place to park and prepare for a night time of astrophotography!


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

19/02
18:00
98%
19/02
21:00
98%
20/02
00:00
98%
20/02
03:00
98%
20/02
06:00
98%
Weather forecast for Ribblehead (0.24 miles away) updated 19/02/20 at 20:03.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Ribblehead Viaduct 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

Astrophotography/Night Time Landscapes Photography Workshop

Saturday 22nd February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Astrophotography

Location

When to visit

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

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Practical Astronomy Show 2020
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