Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre

Endmundbuyers, Consett, DH8 9TT

Location description

This car park situated near Derwent Reservoir is an excellent place to escape the bright lights of the North East towns and cities and experience some lovely dark skies! Accessible 24 hours with small parking fee applicable.


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

15/04/21
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16/04/21
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16/04/21
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Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (0.88 miles away) updated 15/04/21 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 3 events with the last one being on 8th December 2019 organised by Stargazing Nights.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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