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Dark Skies walk at Sutton Bank

Dark Skies walk at Sutton Bank

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

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre
Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, 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.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 24/10/2020

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

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

Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. View these events on a calendar.

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