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Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre

Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre

Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, County Durham, DL13 3NL

This location is a dark sky discovery site freely accessible to the public with 24 hour toilet facilities (overnight parking charges apply). The site is surrounded by trees which block out most nearby light pollution leaving the Milky Way clearly visible in the skies above. Stargazing events are often organised by the Forestry Commission with the support of local astronomers including some from the Go Stargazing team! Hamsterley Forest is a great place to go stargazing and not to far from civilisation!

Above image by John Patrick
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Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Hamsterley (0.5 miles away) updated 23/10/21 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • North Pennines Star Camp – Autumn 2021

    Friday 22nd October 2021 from 18:00pm to Sunday 24th October 2021 12:00pm

    Doe Park Caravan Site, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ (8.3 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 19:00pm to 20:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (12.9 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Raby Castle

    Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

    Raby Castle, Barnard Castle, DL2 3AH (6.2 miles away)

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  • From the Moon to Inifinity

    Sunday 24th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Alston Moor Golf Club, Penrith, CA9 3DB (24.3 miles away)

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  • Stargazing evening with Durham Astronomical Society

    Monday 25th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

    Nose's Point Car Park, Seaham, SR7 7PS (23.7 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Carr’s Farm Bunk House

    Wear Bank, Wolsingham, DL3 3BQ (3.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, DL12 0DW (7.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East (8.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN (9.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (12.9 miles away)

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Langdon Beck Hotel – Teesdale

    Langdon Beck, Forest-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XP, North East (14.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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