The winter Milky Way arches down across the sky over Sycamore Gap & Hadrian’s wall late one winter’s night. In the sky, the constellations of Cassiopeia, Andromeda and Perseus. The Double Cluster also visible in Perseus. The Double Cluster consists of the open clusters NGC 869 & NGC 884 and both lie 7500 light years from Earth. To the left of the tree, you can see our sister galaxy Andromeda. This is the most distant object visible to the naked eye in our night sky and lies 2.537 million light years away and consists of a trillion stars.
The tree itself lies right on Hadrian’s Wall, a roman wall that snakes right across the North of England from North Cumbria to the Eastern coast. This Sycamore tree is one of the most recognisable and famous trees in the UK and is a stunning place to visit and spend some time