Scotchcoulthard is ideal for holiday accommodation to enjoy the dark skies of Northumberland.
The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) is the leading international organisation combating light pollution worldwide. The IDA awards the designations of 'Dark Sky Reserve' to those wild and remote places that demonstrate an ability to conserve the dark skies above them and are committed to providing opportunities for the public to enjoy them.
Northumberland National Park Authority, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society were awarded the title of Northumberland Dark Sky Park in December 2013. This means nearly 1500 square kilometres of Northumberland has been designated an area to conserve and enjoy, making Northumberland, Europe's largest Dark Sky Park.
The pictures are taken at Cawfields Dark Sky Discovery Site situated a
few miles away on Hadrian's Wall. For other local night photos please got to Visit Northumberland.
For more information visit The Dark Sky Project or Newcastle Astronomical Society.
At Scotchcoulthard we have used a light meter to get readings of over 21.5 which is the amount used to determine a dark sky status.
If you wish to star gaze there are binoculars, camp chairs, blankets and flasks you can borrow.
A monthly star chart can be printed out so you can recognise the stars. There are work sheets and booklets for the children.
Scotchcoulthard Farm & Self-Catering Holiday Cottages
Andrew and Susan Saunders
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JULY & AUGUST OFFERS
Mon 22 - Sat 27 July @ £540, two bedroom or £570, three bedroom.
Sat 3 - Sat 10 August @ £680, two bedroom or £710, three bedroom.
High Tipalt: All three bedrooms.
Mon 22 - Sat 27 July @ £600
Sat 3 - Sat 10 August @ £780
Mon 29 July - Fri 2 August @ £280
Mon 5 - Fri 9 August @ £280
Mon 12 - Sat 17 August @ £310
Sat 17 - Sat 24 August @ £360