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.
TWICE BREWED INN STARGAZING
The Twice Brewed are now offering star gazing events and it is only a few miles away along The Military Road.
To book please visit their website and mention Scotchcoulthard!
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Scotchcoulthard Farm & Self-Catering Holiday Cottages
Andrew and Susan Saunders
If you have any queries please contact us: Susan Mob - 078 2454 3613
Landline 01434 344470 (not always reliable, BT trying to fix!)
Or use our contact form.
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As the next few weeks are still uncertain, we have made the decision that the final balance of a holiday does not need to be paid until the week before travel.
This will enable the booking to be cancelled at short notice should any tavel restrictioins be brought in.
Please be aware that we do have elderly, vulnerable relatives living here so, if you think there is any risk please get in touch to discuss any issues.
Susan's mobile is 078 2454 3613 as the landline has been undergoing a series of faults since November.
NISHLA SMITH, JAZZ SINGER,
FILMED HER DEBUT SINGLE