Ruislip Lido

Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY

Location description

The Ruislip Lido is a reservoir and artificial beach on the outskirts of Ruislip, North West London. Light pollution maps show that the location offers some real respite from the worst of the capital's bright lights, the surrounding woods helping to dampen glow from the horizon. Note that whilst the official pay and display car park closes at 6pm there is parking nearby. This venue is often used by West Of London Astronomical Society for public stargazing events.


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

22/02
18:00
8%
22/02
21:00
5%
23/02
00:00
63%
23/02
03:00
94%
23/02
06:00
11°
85%
Weather forecast for Northwood (2.28 miles away) updated 22/02/20 at 16:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban 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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Public Observing at Ruislip Lido

Friday 28th February 2020 from 18:00pm to Sunday 1st March 2020 20:00pm
Observing Only

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Ruislip Lido can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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