Burnhope Reservoir

Wearhead, St Johns Chapel, DL13

Location description

One of the lesser known reservoirs in the North Pennines this location remoteness allows for amazing views of dark starry skies.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated dark sky location accessible by members of the public these sites often have free overnight car parking, sometimes have toilet facilities however never allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

28/03/17
01:00
19%
28/03/17
04:00
20%
Weather forecast for Three Pikes (3.11 miles away) updated 27/03/17 at 06:01.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Burnhope Reservoir

This location's rural 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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Burnhope Reservoir can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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