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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 events in Lake District National Park

  • Dark Skies Whinlatter Forest Walk

    Saturday 12th February 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

    Whinlatter Forest Park - Forestry Commission, Keswick, CA12 5TW

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Stargazing locations in Lake District National Park

  • Blea Tarn Car Park – Lake District

    Little Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9PG

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bowness Knott Car Park – Lake District

    Croasdale, Ennerdale Bridge, CA23 3AU

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Crummock Water Car Park – Lake District

    B5289 North of Buttermere, Cockermouth, CA13 9XA

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Devoke Water

    Austhwaite Brow, Holmrook, CA19 1TJ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Grizedale Forest

    Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, LA22 0QJ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • High Brow Crossroads

    High Row, Dockray, CA11 0LG

    Go Stargazing Site

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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

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Shap Fell Bothy

    Shap, Penrith, LA8

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  • Tarn Hows Car Park – Lake District

    Hawkshead Hill, Hawkshead, LA22 0PP

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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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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