Burnhope Reservoir

Burnhope Reservoir

Wearhead, St Johns Chapel, County Durham, DL13

One of the lesser known reservoirs in the North Pennines this location remoteness allows for amazing views of dark starry skies.


Burnhope 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

  • 23/07/24

    14° 10%
  • 23/07/24

    11° 5%
  • 24/07/24

    10° 5%
  • 24/07/24

    10° 3%

Weather forecast for Three Pikes (3.1 miles away) updated 23/07/24 at 04:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Burnhope Reservoir. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Astrophotography at Burnhope Reservoir

    Friday 9th August 2024 from 23:15pm to Saturday 10th August 2024 01:15am

    Burnhope Reservoir, St Johns Chapel, DL13

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Langdon Beck Hotel – Teesdale

    Langdon Beck, Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XP, North East (5.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Cranmore House – Nenthead

    Holmsfoot, Nenthead, Cumbria, CA9 3LS (5.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

    Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0HH (5.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Greenends Holiday Cottages

    Nenthead, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3NA (5.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH (7.0 miles away)

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BD (9.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info