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.


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

23/05/19
19:00
14°
0%
23/05/19
22:00
0%
24/05/19
01:00
4%
24/05/19
04:00
4%
Weather forecast for Greenhead Youth Hostel (0.86 miles away) updated 23/05/19 at 18:00.

Location light pollution

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

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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.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 3 events with the last one being on 17th November 2018 organised by Northumberland National Park.

Location

When to visit

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

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