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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.


Millshield car park and picnic area is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Location events organiser

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

  • 28/11/21

    56%
  • 28/11/21

    -1° 7%
  • 29/11/21

    -2° 6%
  • 29/11/21

    -2° 1%

Weather forecast for Edmundbyres Youth Hostel (2.0 miles away) updated 28/11/21 at 04:00.




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    Saturday 4th December 2021 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

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