Redesdale Arms

Horsley, Rochester, NE19 1TA


Location description

Pub, restaurant and overnight accommodation provider located in the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park this location is a frequent host of stargazing events organised by local astronomers and is a readily accessible place to view the starry skies above.

Location event organiser

Starmakers Stargazing Group organises stargazing events at this location.

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.

Stay & gaze

Location provides accommodation in a dark sky site and perhaps stargazing resources such as binoculars, star charts or even a basic telescope.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Rochester (northumberland) (0.95 miles away) updated 26/04/17 at 12:01.

Light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Redesdale Arms

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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Milky Way Stargazing at Redesdale

Friday 15th September 2017 from 17:00pm to Sunday 17th September 2017 12:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Geminid Meteor Spotting at Redesdale

Friday 8th December 2017 from 17:00pm to Sunday 10th December 2017 12:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)


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When to visit

The best time to visit Redesdale Arms can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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