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Kielder Forest Star Camp - Autumn 2023

Kielder Forest Star Camp - Autumn 2023

Monday 9th October 2023 from 12:00pm to Sunday 15th October 2023 12:00pm

Kielder Campsite
Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

Kielder Forest Star Camp is staged annually in Spring and Autumn in the darkest part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

People come from around the country and camp on Kielder Campsite (although some prefer to stay in B and Bs, lodges and hotels) and bring telescopes if they have them. Many come for all five days, others a minimum of two. These events don’t offer any formal instruction for beginners, but many observers are happy to share their views with others. People do their own thing and mingle and marvel under the sometimes clear night sky.

Whether you are a veteran or a novice who are welcome to join us. Each event also features a main day at nearby Kielder Castle featuring free astro talks and astro car boot sale. All attendees will be asked to abide by strict no white-light rules (red light only after dusk), this so that everyone can allow their eyes to adjust so to fully appreciate the fantastic dark skies.

Event booking

Please contact [email protected] for all enquiries.

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Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Kielder Campsite. View these events on a calendar.

  • The People’s Star Party at Kielder – Autumn 2022

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 25th September 2022 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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  • Kielder Forest Star Camp – Autumn 2022

    Wednesday 26th October 2022 from 12:00pm to Monday 31st October 2022 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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  • Kielder Forest Star Camp – Spring 2023

    Wednesday 15th March 2023 from 12:00pm to Monday 20th March 2023 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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  • Kielder Forest Star Camp – Autumn 2023

    Monday 9th October 2023 from 12:00pm to Sunday 15th October 2023 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

    More info