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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

  • 26/01/22

    13%
  • 26/01/22

    59%
  • 27/01/22

    60%
  • 27/01/22

    11%

Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (2.6 miles away) updated 26/01/22 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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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 (19.2 miles away)

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  • Stargazing in Northumberland at Stonehaugh Observatory

    Friday 28th 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 Twice Brewed

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Hexham, NE47 7AN (17.3 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 (15.4 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Saturday 29th January 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

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

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (15.4 miles away)

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

    Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, DL12 0HH (15.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN (15.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7HA (16.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, CA9 3BD (17.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN (17.3 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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