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!
Weather forecast for Wasdale Head (0.2 miles away) updated 11/12/23 at 12:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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