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.
A large and small pod will soon be available at our Hexham Enterprise Hub @ Eastburn which offers a number of different work space areas and perfect facilities for meetings, discussions and networking.
On Tuesday evening Team members were in River Coquet again finishing off the water crowfoot survey for Northumberland National Park. The stretch of river we were 'searching' was at the Thrum near Rothbury. Again plenty water crowfoot to be found...
We finished off the evening with some throw bag training.
There's still time to join our Hill Skills course this Sunday. ...
Hill Skills & Navigation
June 25, 2017, 10:30am - June 25, 2017, 3:30pm
An introduction to Hill Skills and Navigation.
Would you like to know how to find your way around the countryside and moorland walking? Our Hill Skills and Navigation could be your solution to getting started. Whilst no experience of hill walking is required to attend, the Hill Skills and Navigation is designed as a supplement to the Basic Navigation day where you will have already have picked up some knowledge of navigation.
If you do have some experience of hill walking but are not confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then Hill Skills and Navigation is an ideal way to learn.
Numbers are limited so it is essential to book; please do not just turn up on the day.
** OFFER** The Hill Skills and Navigation is designed as a complementary event to our Basic Navigation day. Book both events and you can benefit from a saving of £10.00 (after booking one event, please ring Trudy on 01434 611505 to obtain the discount code for the next event).
Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this activity.
Duration : 5 hours
Distance: 5 miles
Category - Easy+; Short walks of 3-8km (2-5 miles). Paths may be rough or uneven with some short ascents and descents.
For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points 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 the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.