Backwater Reservoir

Backwater Reservoir

Blairgowrie, Dykends, Perthshire, PH11 8PR

Escape the bright lights of Dundee at this fabulous stargazing location about a 45-minute drive north of the city. The site makes for an excellent spot to see aurora — astrophotographers might catch the lights dancing in the reflection of the water.


Backwater Reservoir is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 18/05/24

    13° 5%
  • 18/05/24

    11° 18%
  • 19/05/24

    10° 19%
  • 19/05/24

    10° 19%

Weather forecast for Kirkton Of Kingoldrum (5.8 miles away) updated 18/05/24 at 12:00.




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