Druridge Bay Country Park

Red Row, Morpeth, NE61 5BX

Location description

Located on the North East coast this country park is surrounded by woods and meadows and features a large freshwater lake. It’s proximity to the beach means the skies above are dark and star-filled. Overnight camping is allowed with permission and by prior arrangement so for a short trip North from Newcastle makes a great stargazing getaway. The site is often used by Northumberland Astronomical Society for stargazing events.

Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.

Stay & gaze

This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Druridge Bay North (beach) (1.34 miles away) updated 10/04/21 at 18:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Druridge Bay Country Park

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 2 events with the last one being on 18th March 2017 organised by Northumberland Astronomical Society.


When to visit

The best time to visit Druridge Bay Country Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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