Stargazing in Lake District National Park

The Lake District is arguably amongst the most stunning regions of the United Kingdom, with its mountain terrain and lakeside vistas. It also benefits from low levels of light pollution and thus makes for an excellent stargazing destination too!

Organisations such as the Friends of the Lake District are actively pursuing dark sky reserve status from the International Dark-Sky Association, an award that will help protect the area so that future generations can continue to enjoy the starry skies.

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Stargazing locations in Lake District National Park

  • Blea Tarn Car Park – Lake District

    Little Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9PG

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  • Bowness Knott Car Park – Lake District

    Croasdale, Ennerdale Bridge, CA23 3AU

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  • Crummock Water Car Park – Lake District

    B5289 North of Buttermere, Cockermouth, CA13 9XA

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  • Devoke Water

    Austhwaite Brow, Holmrook, CA19 1TJ

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  • Grizedale Forest

    Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ

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  • High Brow Crossroads

    High Row, Dockray, CA11 0LG

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  • Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre

    Ennerdale, Cleator, CA23 3AX

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Mardale Head Car Park

    Haweswater, Burn Banks, CA10

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  • Shap Fell Bothy

    Shap, Penrith, LA8

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  • Wasdale Head Car Park – Lake District

    Wasdale, Santon Bridge, CA20 1EX

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Stargazing accommodation in Lake District National Park

  • The Quiet Site

    Ullswater, Bennett Head, CA11 0LS

    Stay & Gaze

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