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Cawfields Quarry

Cawfields Quarry

Cawfields, Near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9PJ

Cawfields Quarry is officially recognised as a “dark sky discovery site”, perhaps one of the best in the UK!  On clear, moonless nights the location is simply breathtaking — the low levels of light pollution allow for a stunning vista of the night sky with starlight reflecting in the nearby lake.  The featured photo was taken by two of the Go Stargazing team from this site in February 2017.   The location also has toilet facilities open 24 hours a day — no overnight camping allowed.


Cawfields Quarry 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

  • 09/08/22

    22° 4%
  • 09/08/22

    16° 4%
  • 10/08/22

    13° 1%
  • 10/08/22

    11° 0%

Weather forecast for Haltwhistle (1.5 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 20:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Cawfields Quarry. View these events on a calendar.

  • Milky Way Photography at Hadrian’s Wall

    Thursday 1st September 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Cawfields Quarry, Near Haltwhistle, NE49 9PJ

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW, North East (0.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN (2.4 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7HA (3.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Carraw Bed and Breakfast

    Carraw Farm, Humshaugh, Northumberland, NE46 4DB (8.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Calvert Kielder

    Kielder, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1BS (12.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BD (12.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info