Night-time Navigation in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Night-time Navigation in Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Saturday 24th February 2024 from 16:00pm to 18:00pm

Walltown Country Park
Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, Cumbria, CA8 7HF

Northumberland National Park is an amazing place to walk. Our popular ‘Introduction to Navigation’ training courses have helped people to develop the basic skills and confidence to go out and explore more on foot!
The need to navigate in poor visibility might, however, occur when you least expect it – or perhaps you are planning to explore Northumberland’s Dark Sky Park on a night-time walk.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/02/2024


Event organiser

Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park is organising this event

Please contact Northumberland National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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