Stargazing

Stargazing in Northumberland National Park

Overview

Stargazing – a simple yet intriguing and inspiring evening activity. The hope that a shooting star might pass, or that there will be a full moon, or seeing who can spot the biggest star – there’s so much excitement and interest in observing dark skies. We recommend stargazing between October and March, which is known as ‘observing season’ as this is the time from when clocks go back, and day light hours begin to fade and nights become longer.

Located perfectly inside the Northumberland Dark Sky Park, this site is Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Here you can see the Milky Way in all it’s glowing glory. And, if you use binoculars you will see its bright central core – a mesmerising sight that anyone would be amazed by. Because of its rural location there is no light pollution, so on a clear night you can see up to 2,000 stars at any one time, and the furthest you can see with your naked eye is 2.5 million light years away!

 

Price

Free!

Hostels nearby

Stargazing in Northumberland National Park

Bardon Mill, Northumberland, ne177an

Map references

Lat/Lng: 54.996081, -2.388306

Contact information

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