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.
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.
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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.