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Allen Banks and Staward Gorge - National Trust

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge - National Trust

Near Ridley Hall, Bardon Mill, Northumberland, NE47 7BP

National Trust property and official Dark Sky Discovery Site. Excellent dark sky location and easily accessible from the main A69 trunk road. Free parking overnight from dusk until dawn, strictly no camping.


Allen Banks and Staward Gorge - National Trust is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 09/08/22

    24° 4%
  • 09/08/22

    16° 4%
  • 10/08/22

    14° 1%
  • 10/08/22

    12° 0%

Weather forecast for Haydon Bridge (2.8 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Tuesday 9th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (3.4 miles away)

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Wednesday 10th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (3.4 miles away)

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Thursday 11th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (3.4 miles away)

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (3.4 miles away)

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  • Perseids with Newcastle Astronomical Society

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 22:00pm to Saturday 13th August 2022 02:00am

    Walltown Country Park, Greenhead, CA8 7HF (8.1 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7HA (2.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN (3.4 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW, North East (5.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Carraw Bed and Breakfast

    Carraw Farm, Humshaugh, Northumberland, NE46 4DB (5.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Brewers Cottage – Hexham

    Leafields, Ordley, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1SX (9.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site

    Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 2HR (11.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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