PowHill Dark Sky Site
The Powhill  dark sky site (car park & picnic area)  is approximately 26 miles from the our Cygnus Observatory and is located due South of the our Millshileld Dark sky site, basically otherside of Derwent Resevoir

The Powhill site is a fairly good dark sky site, with a few more tree restrictions as compared to Millshield site.

Members would be advised to bring dew control (e.g. dew controller and straps or 12v hairdryer) as it can sometimes get a bit moist in the early hours.

Derwent Resevoir leaflet (c/o Norumbrian Water), showin illustrated map of resevoir, surrounding sites, and the Millshield and PowHil picnic/carpark sites.

Travel Directions & Weather Conditions

Depending upon where you are travelling from there are a number of routes to the Millshields dark sky site.

For example, Washington Wetlands Centre to the Powhill dark sky site (based around Millshield car park & picnic area) it’s approximately 26 miles and takes approx. 45 minutes.

The following example route and avaialble directions shown through a selection of images (c/o Google Maps/Street view).

Pow Hill Dark Sky Site

Weather Conditions

For weather forecast (i.e. cloud cover, wind, visibility, precipitation,  etc(Met Office weather link, nearest location to Derwent Reservoir).