Cawfields Quarry

Cawfields, Near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9PJ

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Location description

Cawfields Quarry has been officially recognised as a "dark sky discovery site" by the International Dark-Sky Association.  On clear, moonless nights the location is simply breathtaking -- the low levels of light pollution allow for a stunning vista of the night sky with starlight reflecting in the nearby lake.  The featured photo was taken by two of the Go Stargazing team from this site in February 2017.   The location also has toilet facilities open 24 hours a day -- no overnight camping allowed.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites are locations accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. They often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

27/06/17
19:00
13°
47%
27/06/17
22:00
12°
51%
28/06/17
01:00
12°
17%
28/06/17
04:00
11°
17%
Weather forecast for Haltwhistle (1.50 miles away) updated 27/06/17 at 06:00.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site 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 Cawfields Quarry

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.

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 Cawfields Quarry can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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