Grassholme Reservoir Dark Sky Discovery Site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site, Grassholme Reservoir has been recognised for the stunning quality of its night skies. This is a great place for professional and amateur astronomers to stargaze in the North Pennines AONB. Access to the reservoir for stargazing is only available during organised events (see for details). Grassholme is also firmly established as one of the top 'any method fisheries' in the country.
 © Beck Baker


Take the B6277 from Barnard Castle towards Mickleton. Turn off at the western end of the village, signposted Grassholme Reservoir. The main car park is roughly a mile up the road on the right.



  • Car parking
  • Disabled
  • Pushchair


Facilities nearby: 

  • Shop
  • Toilets