Northumberland & the NE

Stargazing in the Northern Pennines

Northern Pennines, various locations

Stargazing in the Northern Pennines

Few people have seen a truly dark sky, but here in the North Pennines, where there are few people and low levels of light pollution, we’ve got the darkest skies in England, making it one of the best places in the country for stargazing.

Big telescopes give the best views of the planets, distant galaxies, comets and other astronomical phenomena. You can use these at regular events held in the North Pennines. However, everyone can enjoy stargazing with a pair of binoculars and some basic information on how to get started, including star maps.

Enjoy one of our evening stargazing events at Bowlees Visitor Centre or simply take in the unforgettable sight of the pristine night sky from one of the remoter sites like Grassholm Reservoir – just you and a few million stars!

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