Experience the darkest Skies in England
Kidlandlee sits in the heart of Northumberland’s National Park which became England’s first international Dark Sky Park in 2013 and is of Gold Tier Status.
The good news is, there is no need to drive miles to find a clear sky that is not light polluted, or a quiet spot away from everyone so you can enjoy the experience. Just walk right outside your cottage door.
This truly is an activity that costs nothing, lowers your carbon footprint and is loads of fun too. Now how is that for Sustainable Travel!
You can stargaze all year round at Kidlandlee but the best time has to be in the Autumn and Winter when the nights draw in earlier and are at their most transparent.
It is a spin tingling moment walking out of your cottage on a clear night only to be greeted by a blanket of twinkling stars and swirling galaxies. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just throw down a blanket, soak up the atmosphere and discover more about what you are looking at?
Well, you can, because we have put together a Stargazing Kit which our guests can borrow to do just that! A Midnight Picnic under the stars!
Set up the telescope, throw down the rug, empty that flask of its hot chocolate and snuggle with the hot water bottles, fleeces, and beginners’ books on stargazing……you might be lucky and be joined by our resident owl who will sing its song to accompany you.
There are many ways to discover the night sky, using apps on your phone can also be a good way of navigating your way around. Our Stargazing Kit is full of tips that will help you plan your evening.
Northumberland is a county of true beauty by day and night, you will wonder why you haven’t discovered it before now once you are here.
If you are looking to enhance your experience Visit Northumberland works in partnership with many Dark Skies Events and Experiences in our national park. Just click on the link to find out more.
Thank you to David Lewis Photography and Justin Wright Photography for these amazing photo’s which were taken during their stay at Kidlandlee.