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Tarn Hows Car Park - Lake District

Tarn Hows Car Park - Lake District

Hawkshead Hill, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0PP

Explore the magical dark skies above the Lake District National Park from Tarn Hows. The location makes for an ideal aurora-spotting location, too; astrophotographers might take advantage of the lake towards the North East for reflections. Note that the access road is mainly a single track lane.


Tarn Hows Car Park - Lake District 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.

Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Coniston (1.9 miles away) updated 13/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Solar Observing with Lancaster and Morecambe Astronomical Society

    Sunday 21st August 2022 from 11:00am to 16:00pm

    Williamson Park - Lancaster, Lancaster, LA1 1UX (25.8 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 (12.5 miles away)

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  • Furness and South Lakeland Astronomical Society Meeting

    Friday 2nd September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Trinity Church Centre - Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5HT (19.7 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 (30.0 miles away)

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  • Milky Way Workshop – Ullswater

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

    Glencoyne Bay Car Park - Ullswater, Penrith, CA11 0NQ (12.6 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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    Wasdale, Santon Bridge, Cumbria, CA19 1UX (13.5 miles away)

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  • Brookfield Guest House – Keswick

    Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4LJ (15.3 miles away)

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  • Cambridge House Hotel – Millom

    1 Cambridge Street, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 5BD (15.4 miles away)

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  • High Haume Glamping – Dalton-in-Furness

    High Haume Farm, Dalton In Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8JP (15.7 miles away)

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  • The Quiet Site

    Ullswater, Bennett Head, Cumbria, CA11 0LS (16.3 miles away)

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  • Greenah Bed & Breakfast

    Matterdale, Thackthwaite, Cumbria, CA11 0SA (16.4 miles away)

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