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Carricks Picnic Area

Carricks Picnic Area

Derwent Reservoir, Blanchland, DH8 9PE

Grassy picnic site alongside the River Derwent to the west of Derwent Reservoir, free overnight parking and great dark skies above. Nearest postcode DH8 9PE.


Carricks Picnic Area 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

  • 21/01/22

    4%
  • 21/01/22

    4%
  • 22/01/22

    5%
  • 22/01/22

    10%

Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (2.6 miles away) updated 21/01/22 at 16:00.




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    Friday 21st January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (17.3 miles away)

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  • Stargazing in Northumberland at Stonehaugh Observatory

    Friday 21st January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion & Observatory, Hexham, NE48 3DZ (19.4 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 (15.4 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 23rd January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Sunday 23rd January 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (17.3 miles away)

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  • Langdon Beck Hotel – Teesdale

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