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Stargazing in Kielder Water Forest Park

Stargazing in Kielder Water Forest Park

Stargazing in Kielder is something to behold! On a moonless night, countless stars are visible due to very low levels of surrounding light pollution.

The region forms part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, one of the largest protected areas from light pollution in Europe.

As such, Kielder Forest is one of the best locations to stargaze and has numerous dark sky sites where the public can visit.

The best time to stargaze in Kielder is when there is no bright moon in the sky. Check our dark sky calendar for the best times to visit Kielder for astronomy and stargazing..

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Stargazing events in Kielder Water Forest Park

  • The People’s Star Party at Kielder – Autumn 2022

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 25th September 2022 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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  • Kielder Forest Star Camp – Autumn 2022

    Wednesday 26th October 2022 from 12:00pm to Monday 31st October 2022 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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  • Kielder Forest Star Camp – Spring 2023

    Wednesday 15th March 2023 from 12:00pm to Monday 20th March 2023 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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  • Kielder Forest Star Camp – Autumn 2023

    Monday 9th October 2023 from 12:00pm to Sunday 15th October 2023 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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Stargazing locations in Kielder Water Forest Park

  • Elf Kirk Viewpoint

    Near Tower Knowe Visitor Centre, Kielder Water, Northumberland, NE48 1BX

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Hawkhope Car Park

    Hawkhope, Near Falstone, Northumberland, NE48

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Kielder Campsite

    Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Kielder Observatory

    Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, Northumberland, NE48 1EJ

    Observatory

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  • The Stell at Falstone

    The Stell, Falstone, Northumberland, NE48 1AA

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Tower Knowe Visitor Centre

    Tower Knowe, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1BX

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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Stargazing accommodation in Kielder Water Forest Park

  • Falstone Barns – Kielder

    Falstone, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1AA

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Kielder Campsite

    Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • PoshHuts – Kielder

    Falstone Farm, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1AA

    Stay & Gaze

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