Millshield car park and picnic area

Millshield car park and picnic area

Blanchland , Consett, DH8 9PT

Millshield car park and picnic area is a fantastic stargazing location near Derwent Reservoir. It is distant enough from nearby sources of light pollution to afford excellent views of the night skies, with the Milky Way clearly visible. As such, the location is frequently used by Members of the Sunderland Astronomical Society. Overnight parking is allowed, but no camping or caravanning, for a small charge.


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Sunderland Astronomical Society

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


Weather forecast

  • 21/09/21

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  • 22/09/21

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Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (2.0 miles away) updated 21/09/21 at 04:00.




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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Tuesday 21st September 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN (18.3 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Wednesday 22nd September 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN (18.3 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Thursday 23rd September 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN (18.3 miles away)

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  • Durham Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

    Friday 24th September 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Durham Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH1 3TN (17.9 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Friday 24th September 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN (18.3 miles away)

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