Wasdale Head Car Park – Lake District

Wasdale, Santon Bridge, CA20 1EX

Location description

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!

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 Wasdale Head (0.17 miles away) updated 09/04/21 at 12:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site 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 Wasdale Head Car Park - Lake District

This location's dark site 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.


When to visit

The best time to visit Wasdale Head Car Park - Lake District can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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