The High Force Hotel
Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH
Discover the magic of the night skies above the North Pennines AONB with a stargazing experience at the High Force waterfall, perfect for beginners and families!
Enjoy an indoor briefing and presentation before walking down to the waterfall together. You’ll learn about the unique landscape and what makes it special as a dark sky site.
When you arrive at the waterfalls, they will be illuminated for you to take selfies and other photographs with your phone.
In addition, if the sky is clear, you’ll also be given a laser-guided tour of the constellations above the waterfall.
The hotel offers special packages for stargazers, including meals and accommodation; make a weekend of it and explore this beautiful part of the country!
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Fri 16th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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