Dark Skies walk at Robin Hood's Bay

Dark Skies walk at Robin Hood's Bay

Thursday 23rd February 2023 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

Robin Hood's Bay Car Park
Robin Hood's Bay Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4QN

Join us for a fabulous walk from the iconic Robin Hood’s Bay to Ravenscar to experience the North York Moors National Park coastline, a designated International Dark Sky Reserve, by night.

This area is renowned for harbouring smugglers, who haul their contraband up from the sea and into a network of tunnels and alleys in Robin Hood Bay under cover of darkness.

Imagine these night-time antics as you walk the paths they may have used, tuning in to the sounds and smells of the sea under a similar inky dark sky.

Venue/meeting place: Victoria Hotel, Robin Hood’s Bay

This event is part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 23/02/2023


Event organiser

Large Outdoors

Large Outdoors is organising this event

Please contact Large Outdoors directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

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    Low Rigg Farm, Stainsacre, North Yorkshire, YO22 4LP (2.4 miles away)

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  • Middlehead Cottages – Stape

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HY (12.0 miles away)

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  • Rawcliffe House Farm

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JA (12.7 miles away)

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  • Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

    Cropton, Wrelton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES (14.6 miles away)

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  • Gumboots & Wellingtons

    Ellerburn, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LL (14.7 miles away)

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  • North Shire

    Liverton, Saltburn by the Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4TJ (15.2 miles away)

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