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Burnhope Reservoir

Burnhope Reservoir

Wearhead, St Johns Chapel, 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

  • 27/11/21

    -5° 7%
  • 27/11/21

    -5° 5%
  • 28/11/21

    -6° 1%
  • 28/11/21

    -6° 1%

Weather forecast for Three Pikes (3.1 miles away) updated 27/11/21 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Newcastle Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 20th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Summerhill Bowling Club, Newcastle, NE4 6EH (28.9 miles away)

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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 (7.0 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 (24.2 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 (7.0 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 (26.6 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, NE49 9NW, North East (18.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN (18.1 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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  • Carraw Bed and Breakfast

    Carraw Farm, Humshaugh, NE46 4DB (19.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Tan Hill Inn

    Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6ED (20.5 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • La Ruche Bed & Breakfast

    29 Thorpefield, Sockbridge, CA10 2JN (22.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Butt House Guest House – Keld

    Keld, Thwaite, DL11 6LJ (23.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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