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.
Location events organiser
Northumberland Astronomical Society organises events at this location
Please contact Northumberland Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Low Newton, Newton Haven (beach) (1.2 miles away) updated 28/11/23 at 04:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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