Join Wild Intrigue and the Northumberland National Park astronomy team to discover the wild wonders of winter, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park‘s pioneering accreditation.
Northumberland is renowned and accredited for having the most pristine dark skies in England, offering spectacular opportunities for stargazing, particularly throughout autumn and winter.
With your feet firmly on the ground, you will embark on an exploration of the Dark Sky Park in a fascinating, expert-led stargazing workshop, to explore the celestial blanket above with guided use of special telescopic equipment.
You will take a short, guided, starlit stroll through Walltown to discover the intriguing ways wildlife benefits from dark skies, and how different local animals cope through the winter months.
Throughout the evening you will be able to enjoy the warmth of Walltown’s cosy indoor room, with hot chocolate and a wood-burner to keep you toasty. Here, you will also discover how you can help to protect our dark skies and nocturnal wildlife, in illustrated talks by Duncan Wise from the Northumberland National Park and Wild Intrigue.
This event is most suitable for ages 11 and above, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Please note that dogs are not permitted on this event. Free parking at Walltown is included in the ticket price.