Wasdale Head Car Park - Lake District

Wasdale Head Car Park - Lake District

Wasdale, Santon Bridge, Cumbria, CA20 1EX

This car park quite possibly ticks all of the boxes for a stargazing expedition to the Lake District. Located in a valley and surrounded by mountains the scenery is breathtaking by day and the dark star-filled skies awesome and inspiring on a moonless night.  There’s a nearby pub and plenty of accommodation options including a well equipped campsite with electric hook ups for caravans, heated pods and nordic tipis.  Check this location’s dark sky calendar when planning your trip to make sure the skies will be dark when you visit!


Wasdale Head 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

  • 12/06/24

    11° 3%
  • 12/06/24

    10° 5%
  • 13/06/24

    10° 9%
  • 13/06/24

    10° 9%

Weather forecast for Wasdale Head (0.2 miles away) updated 12/06/24 at 16:01.




Events nearby

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  • Cockermouth Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 25th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Friends Meeting House - Cockermouth, Cockermouth, (14.2 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (26.8 miles away)

    More info
  • Sun Watch with Eddington Astronomical Society

    Saturday 6th July 2024 from 14:00pm to 16:00pm

    Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal, Kendal, LA9 4HE (22.6 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 18th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (26.8 miles away)

    More info
  • Sun Watch with Eddington Astronomical Society

    Saturday 20th July 2024 from 14:00pm to 16:00pm

    Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal, Kendal, LA9 4HE (22.6 miles away)

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Todd & Gunn Cottages

    Wasdale, Santon Bridge, Cumbria, CA19 1UX (6.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Brookfield Guest House – Keswick

    Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4LJ (11.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Near Howe

    Mugrisdale, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SH (17.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Greenah Bed & Breakfast

    Matterdale, Thackthwaite, Cumbria, CA11 0SA (17.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Cambridge House Hotel – Millom

    1 Cambridge Street, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 5BD (17.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Quiet Site

    Ullswater, Bennett Head, Cumbria, CA11 0LS (17.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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