Owl Cottage – Teesdale

Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN

Location description

Owl Cottage is a fabulously quaint and extremely cosy one-bedroomed traditional Dales Cottage situated on the edge of Middleton-in-Teesdale, in the Durham Dales.

Located in the quiet and peaceful North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the location benefits from fabulous scenic views by day and access to the most amazing and fantastic star-filled skies at night. Of the 16 official Dark Sky Discovery Sites in the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark, 10 of them are in the Durham Dales, making this an ideal base for a stargazing break.

Guests are provided with stargazing equipment including, binoculars, red light head torches, stargazing maps along with a flask, folding chairs and blankets for a night exploring the dark skies.

Owl Cottage is recognised as a “Dark Sky Friendly” location by Visit County Durham

Stay & gaze

This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Middleton-in-teesdale (0.19 miles away) updated 13/04/21 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.

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

When to stargaze at Owl Cottage - Teesdale

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.


When to visit

The best time to visit Owl Cottage - Teesdale can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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