Stargazing in North Peninnes AONB

Stargazing in North Peninnes AONB

The North Pennines AONB has embraced one of the wonderful natural resources it has — fantastic dark skies. Being one of the first AONB’s to create official dark sky discovery sites a number of publicly accessible stargazing locations make it a great region for stargazing.



Stargazing locations in North Peninnes AONB

  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge – National Trust

    Near Ridley Hall, Bardon Mill, NE47 7BP

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Allendale Golf Club

    Near Sinderhope, Allendale, NE47

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Balderhead Reservoir

    Hunderthwaite, Near Cotherstone, DL12

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Bollihope Common

    Hill End, Frosterley, DL13 2SY

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bowlees Visitor Centre

    Newbiggin, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Burnhope Reservoir

    Wearhead, St Johns Chapel, DL13

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Carricks Picnic Area

    Derwent Reservoir, Blanchland, DH8 9PE

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Clesketts Car Park

    RSPB Geltsdale, Forest Head, CA8

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Cow Green Reservoir

    Upper Teesdale, Langdon Beck, DL12

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre

    Endmundbuyers, Consett, DH8 9TT

    Go Stargazing Site

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Stargazing accommodation in North Peninnes AONB

  • Carr’s Farm Bunk House

    Wear Bank, Wolsingham, DL3 3BQ

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Greenends Holiday Cottages

    Nenthead, Alston, CA9 3NA

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Langdon Beck Hotel – Teesdale

    Langdon Beck, Forest-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XP, North East

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, CA9 3BD

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN

    Stay & Gaze

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