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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

  • 22/10/21

    7%
  • 22/10/21

    3%
  • 23/10/21

    7%
  • 23/10/21

    5%

Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (2.0 miles away) updated 21/10/21 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 (20.2 miles away)

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  • Stars in the Tarn for Young Astronomers

    Friday 22nd October 2021 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

    Talkin Tarn Country Park, Brampton, CA8 1HN (29.3 miles away)

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  • Durham Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

    Friday 22nd October 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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

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  • Stargazing at Twice Brewed

    Friday 22nd October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Stargazing in Northumberland at Stonehaugh Observatory

    Friday 22nd October 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion & Observatory, Hexham, NE48 3DZ (19.7 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, NE49 9NW, North East (20.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East (20.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site

    Bellingham, Hexham, NE48 2HR (21.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Wild Northumbrian

    Thorneyburn Old Rectory, Tarset, Northumberland, NE48 1NA (25.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • GlamPods Northumberland

    Troughend West Tofts, Otterburn, NE19 1LA (26.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Redesdale Arms

    Horsley, Rochester, NE19 1TA (29.0 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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