GMOS Perfect Spiral


Name of site Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre
Class Milky Way
SQM Reading Pending
Website for the site
Description of site The centre is endowed with a most spectacular night sky due to its remoteness, mountainous terrain and lack of light pollution
Nominating organisation Friends of the Lake District,
Directions NY 139 141. Proceed along forestry track alonside Ennerdale Water from Bowness Knott. Centre is the first property after two miles. Use turning circle at YHA.
Safety notes There is no municipal lighting in the valley or at the centre other than that provided by our own generator. Visitors are advised to drive cautiously on narrow valley roads. Visitors are also advised to observe all site safety notices and carry a torch as the centre's grounds are very dark.
Access Free , open access to all walkers and cyclists. Vehicular access is by event and arrangement with the warden.
Wheelchair users Movement around the centre is on even compacted road stone. Subject to weather/ground conditions, some assistance may be required to access the meadow.