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
Licensed under a Creative Commons License


Weather forecast

  • 27/07/21

    17° 89%
  • 27/07/21

    15° 7%
  • 28/07/21

    14° 6%
  • 28/07/21

    14° 54%

Weather forecast for Hamsterley (0.5 miles away) updated 27/07/21 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Friday 3rd September 2021 from 21:30pm to 22:30pm

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Friday 3rd September 2021 from 22:45pm to 23:45pm

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Sunday 5th September 2021 from 21:30pm to 22:30pm

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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  • Milky Way Shoot at High Force Waterfall

    Friday 10th September 2021 from 18:00pm to 23:00pm

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Saturday 11th September 2021 from 23:15pm to Sunday 12th September 2021 00:15am

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH

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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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  • 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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  • Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

    Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, DL12 0HH (14.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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