The Well of Lecht Car Park

A939 Old Military Road, Tomintoul, AB37

Location description

The Well of Lecht car park is a remote location at the foot of the Ladder Hills. The sky view is a little restricted due to adjacent hills however the old mine building (a short walk away) makes for an excellent foreground object for pictures of the Milky Way.


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

21/11
18:00
46%
21/11
21:00
58%
22/11
00:00
49%
22/11
03:00
92%
22/11
06:00
81%
Weather forecast for Lecht Ski Centre (0.51 miles away) updated 21/11/19 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

When to stargaze at The Well of Lecht Car Park

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.

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When to visit

The best time to visit The Well of Lecht Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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