Walltown Country Park

Walltown Country Park

Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, Cumbria, CA8 7HF

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!


Walltown Country Park 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

  • 23/07/24

    18° 5%
  • 23/07/24

    14° 2%
  • 24/07/24

    13° 1%
  • 24/07/24

    12° 1%

Weather forecast for Greenhead Youth Hostel (0.9 miles away) updated 23/07/24 at 20:01.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Walltown Country Park. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Night-time Navigation in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

    Saturday 18th January 2025 from 16:00pm to 18:00pm

    Walltown Country Park, Greenhead, CA8 7HF

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  • Night-time Navigation in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

    Saturday 8th February 2025 from 16:00pm to 18:00pm

    Walltown Country Park, Greenhead, CA8 7HF

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  • Night-time Navigation in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

    Saturday 1st March 2025 from 16:00pm to 18:00pm

    Walltown Country Park, Greenhead, CA8 7HF

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW, North East (2.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Twice Brewed Observatory and Planetarium

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN (5.1 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • The Hiddle Hut – Northumberland

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7ES (5.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7HA (5.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Tarn End Cottages – Talkin Tarn

    Waters Edge, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1BF (9.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Carraw Bed and Breakfast

    Carraw Farm, Humshaugh, Northumberland, NE46 4DB (11.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info