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Balderhead Reservoir

Balderhead Reservoir

Hunderthwaite, Near Cotherstone, DL12

Viewing location alongside the reservoir with the locations remoteness providing excellent views of the dark skies above, free overnight parking.


Balderhead Reservoir 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

  • 19/01/22

    1%
  • 19/01/22

    4%
  • 20/01/22

    52%
  • 20/01/22

    9%

Weather forecast for Baldersdale Youth Hostel (0.7 miles away) updated 19/01/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Saturday 22nd January 2022 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (6.8 miles away)

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  • Stargazing in the Lake District at Bampton

    Saturday 22nd January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Bampton Memorial Hall, Bampton, CA10 2RS (25.5 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (6.8 miles away)

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  • Durham Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Durham Botanic Garden, Durham, DH1 3TN (25.5 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Saturday 29th January 2022 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (6.8 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN (4.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East (5.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, DL12 0DW (5.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (6.8 miles away)

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Tan Hill Inn

    Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6ED (7.7 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

    Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, DL12 0HH (8.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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