Discover our Dark Skies

Northumberland National Park is the perfect place to stargaze. We have a number of Dark Sky Discovery Sites in the National Park which:

  • Are away from the worst of any local light pollution
  • Provide good sightlines of the sky
  • Have good public access, including firm ground for wheelchairs. The sites are generally freely accessible at all times.

These sites are easy to find; some of them have star maps in place to help you to find key stars and constellations. A number of them have 24-hour toilets and there are places to eat and stay close to most of them. Several of Discovery Sites are also used to host public events throughout the year. The sky you see from each place is the same, but each site is different.

Watch our Dark Skies film

See the beauty of Northumberland National Park's dark skies in this incredible video.