Dark Skies walk at Sutton Bank

Saturday 24th October 2020 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH


Home to ‘England’s Finest View’ from the scarp of Sutton Bank over the Vale of York, this walk takes us along the edge of the North York Moors, where woodland clings to the slopes. Experience with a friendly group and a leader who can take you on a walk into the countryside to show you some great spots to look up at the heavens.

Our elevated position allows a great opportunity to see thousands of stars, shooting stars, the moon, and of course the different atmosphere the night gives to the natural world around us.

This event is organised by Large Outdoors and takes place as part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Fringe Festival 2020.

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This online event is being organised by Large Outdoors who should be contacted if you have any queries. If you do attend this online event it would be great if you could let the organiser know you found out about it via Go Stargazing, thank you!


Bookings for this event can be made via the Large Outdoors website.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 24th October 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Sutton Bank Visitor Centre on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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