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Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve

Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve

Embleton, Alnwick, NE66 3XP

Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve is an excellent stargazing destination under the fabulous dark skies of the Northumberland Coast AONB.

Stargazers will be amazed at the starry skies above, and astrophotographers can capture incredible images of the Northern Lights reflected in the quarry lake. Off-road parking on the edge of Embleton Village enables access to the quarry a short walk away.

For a glimpse of just how amazing this location is, see this video on You Tube.

Astronomers from the Northumberland Astronomical Society use the venue to host public stargazing events.

Photo: Aurora above Embleton Quarry Lake, by Gary Woodburn.


Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve has been recommended as a great place to stargaze by the local authority, national park, community organisation or property owner. May require payment for access or parking.

Location events organiser

Northumberland Astronomical Society

Northumberland Astronomical Society organises events at this location

Please contact Northumberland Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 08/12/21

    11%
  • 08/12/21

    48%
  • 09/12/21

    15%
  • 09/12/21

    15%

Weather forecast for Low Newton, Newton Haven (beach) (1.2 miles away) updated 07/12/21 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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    Friday 10th December 2021 from 18:00pm to Sunday 12th December 2021 12:00pm

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  • Northumberland Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thursday 30th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory, Amble, NE65 0JR (13.1 miles away)

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