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Carricks Picnic Area

Carricks Picnic Area

Derwent Reservoir, Blanchland, County Durham, 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

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Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (2.6 miles away) updated 26/05/22 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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  • Durham Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 24th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Durham Botanic Garden, Durham, DH1 3TN (19.2 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 26th June 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (21.8 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 30th June 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (21.8 miles away)

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  • Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 1st July 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Bishop Auckland Community Fire Station, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6RS (20.3 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 3rd July 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (21.8 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, 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, County Durham, DL12 0HH (15.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

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

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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