Walltown Country Park

Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, CA8 7HF

Location description

Picnic site located on the edge of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park free parking from dusk till dawn and 24 hour toilet facilities. In September 2019 the location was refurbished with a brand new warm room including seating area and wash rooms -- an astronomers paradise!


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

17/11
18:00
9%
17/11
21:00
5%
18/11
00:00
4%
18/11
03:00
2%
18/11
06:00
-1°
3%
Weather forecast for Greenhead Youth Hostel (0.86 miles away) updated 17/11/19 at 08:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

When to stargaze at Walltown Country Park

This location's 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.

Forthcoming events at this location

See the Leonids Meteor Shower at Walltown

Sunday 17th November 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

See the Geminids Meteor Shower at Walltown

Friday 13th December 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Walltown Country Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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