Parkhead Station

Parkhead Station

Stanhope Moor, Stanhope, County Durham, DL13 2ES

A former station on the coast 2 coast cycle route this location boats good dark skies with free overnight parking.


Parkhead Station is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 23/06/24

    19° 3%
  • 23/06/24

    15° 4%
  • 24/06/24

    12° 0%
  • 24/06/24

    11° 0%

Weather forecast for Stanhope (0.4 miles away) updated 23/06/24 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 23rd June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (23.0 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (23.0 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (27.2 miles away)

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  • Durham Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 28th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Durham Botanic Garden, Durham, DH1 3TN (17.0 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 30th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (23.0 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Carr’s Farm Bunk House

    Wear Bank, Wolsingham, County Durham, DL3 3BQ (4.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 0RN (8.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH (9.8 miles away)

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, County Durham, DL12 0DW (10.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Langdon Beck Hotel – Teesdale

    Langdon Beck, Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XP, North East (10.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

    Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0HH (10.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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