Bugs, bats, birds and light pollution

Bugs, bats, birds and light pollution

Friday 20th October 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Bowlees Visitor Centre
Newbiggin, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XF

We know that light pollution makes it difficult for us to see the wonders of the night sky in all of their glory, but what does it do to our health, and how does it impact the natural world. Join Dr Martin Kitching, Director of Northern Experience Wildlife Tours, to delve into the murky world of twilight and beyond.

This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2023, running from the 20th of October to the 5th of November, 2023. #NorthPennStarFest23 #NPennDarkSkies

Please note that this has already taken place on 20/10/2023


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event

Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH (1.4 miles away)

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 0RN (2.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

    Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0HH (3.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Langdon Beck Hotel – Teesdale

    Langdon Beck, Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XP, North East (3.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, County Durham, DL12 0DW (7.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9UQ, North East (7.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info