The Millshield dark sky site (based around Millshield car park & picnic area) is approximately 26 miles from the our Cygnus Observatory near the Derwent Reservoir.
The Millshield Picnic site is an excellent dark sky site. Millshield car park/picnic site is the best spot around the reservoir, being well away from the main road and local villages and protected from the wind by surrounding trees.
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), shown in the illustrated map of reservoir, surrounding sites, and the Millshield and PowHil picnic/car park sites.