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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

Sunderland Astronomical Society organises events at this location

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


Weather forecast

  • 24/10/21

    11° 34%
  • 24/10/21

    10° 34%
  • 25/10/21

    10° 67%
  • 25/10/21

    19%

Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (2.0 miles away) updated 24/10/21 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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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 (19.0 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 (26.4 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Tuesday 26th October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Wild Wednesday: Starstruck half-term activities for children

    Wednesday 27th October 2021 from 10:30am to 15:30pm

    Bowlees Visitor Centre, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF (16.9 miles away)

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  • Dark skies photography at Kirkoswald Castle

    Wednesday 27th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Kirkoswald Castle, Penrith, CA10 1DF (29.1 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7HA (17.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

    Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, DL12 0HH (17.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN (17.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN (18.3 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, DL12 0DW (18.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, CA9 3BD (19.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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