Carricks Picnic Area

Derwent Reservoir, Blanchland, DH8 9PE

Location description

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.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

21/07/19
19:00
17°
10%
21/07/19
22:00
16°
89%
22/07/19
01:00
16°
82%
22/07/19
04:00
17°
65%
Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (2.60 miles away) updated 21/07/19 at 20:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Carricks Picnic Area

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Carricks Picnic Area can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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