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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.




Events nearby

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    Wednesday 27th July 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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    Thursday 28th July 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Thursday 28th July 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Friday 29th July 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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  • Summer Skies Stargazing at Twice Brewed Observatory

    Saturday 30th July 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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