Stonehaugh Dark Skies Pavilion is an ideal spot to look at the stars.
Built in 2014, this circular pavilion provides shelter for stargazers and wildlife watchers. It is set in a wildflower meadow and has a planted green roof. It welcomes amateur astronomers and regularly hosts events.
This village (pronounced Stone-Hoff) was built in 1957 to house Forestry Commission workers. The neat rows of houses sit among beautiful trees and the crystal clear Warksburn at the edge of the forest. Renowned for dark, starry skies and tranquility, it’s the perfect spot for some stargazing.
Stonehaugh is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site perfect for viewing the dark skies over the Northumberland National Park.There are plenty of walking and cycling paths too.
What’s on offer
Community hall, toilets, picnic site, car parking.
You can explore the area by walking along the burn to Low Roses Bower. This old abandoned farmstead has an extraordinary stone outside loo. Known as the Long Drop, it perches on a gorge high over the burn. The mind boggles at being caught short in winter.
Wark Burn at Stonehaugh.
Car: From the A1, travel along the A69 and A6097 to Stonehaugh.
Set your alarm and join us for an early morning guided walk to hear the Dawn Chrous. ...
Dawn Chorus Walk
May 7, 2017, 5:30am - May 7, 2017, 8:00am
To celebrate International Dawn Chorus month join our Ecologist, Gill Thomson at Hareshaw Linn to listen to the beautiful dawn chorus.
Hareshaw Linn is rich in flora and fauna at this time of year, so come along and listen to the spectacular nature symphony.
Breakfast buttie and hot drink at 8:00am included in price.
Not suitable for under 8 yr olds. 8-16 yr olds must be accompanied by an adult.
To avoid disappointment we recommend you book your tickets in advance online as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
As this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately and wear appropriate footwear. As the weather can change, and it is early morning, please remember to bring waterproofs and warm clothing. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this event.
For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow directions to locate the venue.
Search for St. Ethelreda on our guided walk next week. ...
Guided Walk - Search for St Ethelreda
May 3, 2017, 10:30am - May 3, 2017, 4:00pm
Join us on our guided walk; Search for St. Ethelreda.
Our walk begins by climbing up onto Laddies Knowe and then down to Elsdonburnshank en route to one of the possible sites of St Ethelreda’s Chapel close to the Border.
We return to Kirknewton via Sheep Dip and Elsdonburn.
Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. Get outside, enjoy your time walking and leave the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we’re best at.
Nobody knows the best places to walk in the National Park like our volunteers so you’ll never be short of local history, stories, features and viewpoints.
Places for this walk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Duration – 5.5 hours
Distance – 9 miles
Category – Strenuous