Have you ever taken the time to look up at the night sky? We hadn’t either until we moved to The Coach House. They are absolutely mesmerising, especially on a clear night.
The Coach House is based in the Northumberland National Park which has International Dark Sky Park status. This means that it has been identified as officially the best place for people to enjoy the night sky. We have very little light pollution which means you can see up to 2,000 stars at any time (info from Northumberland National Park). You can also see the Milky Way and meteor showers!
So what do you need to star gaze? You might like to bring binoculars with you to see the stars, however for a novice, like ourselves, just taking the time to look up at the sky with the naked eye is just as good. The professionals advise that to see the stars at their best you should move away from all light pollution, so for us that means stepping away from the Hotel and Lodges. The caravan park is a good place to go, brilliant views of the hills and away from all light.