Talkin Tarn Country Park

Farlam, Brampton, CA8 1HN

Location description

Escape the bright lights of Carlisle and go stargazing at this lovely country park! The car park is accessible overnight (no camping) with the 65 acre lake making for an ideal mirror for astro-photos! This accessibility of this stargazing venue has been confirmed by Carlisle’s Greenspaces Healthy City Team.

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

Weather forecast for Brampton (1.53 miles away) updated 03/03/21 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Talkin Tarn Country Park

This location's semi-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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 2 events with the last one being on 15th March 2020 organised by Stargazing Nights.


When to visit

The best time to visit Talkin Tarn Country Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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