Hayberries Nature Reserve

Mickleton, Barnard Castle, DL12 9EQ

Location description

This car park for the nearby nature reserve is a great little secret dark sky location and easily accessible from Barnard Castle and surrounding areas!


Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.


Tonight's weather forecast

12/07/20
19:00
16°
0%
12/07/20
22:00
13°
4%
13/07/20
01:00
12°
6%
13/07/20
04:00
12°
12%
Weather forecast for Middleton-in-teesdale (3.23 miles away) updated 12/07/20 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Hayberries Nature Reserve

This location's semi-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.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Hayberries Nature Reserve can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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