Car park and picnic area ideally situated just north of Pateley Bridge under the darkest of skies. Gouthwaite Reservoir featured in the Discover Nidderdale’s Dark Skies promotional video.
Recommended stargazing site
This location has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, parks provider or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.
Location light pollution
When to stargaze at Gouthwaite Reservoir Picnic Area - Nidderdale
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.