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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

  • 27/06/22

    14° 0%
  • 27/06/22

    11° 3%
  • 28/06/22

    11° 5%
  • 28/06/22

    12° 5%

Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (2.6 miles away) updated 27/06/22 at 20:00.




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