Dark Sky Meander in Dalby Forest

Dark Sky Meander in Dalby Forest

Saturday 9th December 2023 from 17:00pm to 20:15pm

High Dalby House and Cottages
Dalby Forest Drive, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LP

We’re very excited about these experiences. Run in partnership with High Dalby House – a fabulous boutique retreat – you’re in for a real treat.

And the location couldn’t be more perfect. Set in the middle of Dalby Forest, it’s been confirmed as the darkest place in North York Moors.

But first, there’ll be warming drinks and delicious hot food all prepared by our wonderful hosts, Ian and Linda, from High Dalby House.

Afterwards, we’ll take you on a short, sensory and mindful night-time meander around the woods. Why? Because it’s fun! Walking at night is such an incredible thing to do because it makes you feel amazing. It enhances your outdoor experience because you’ll see and hear so much more. And you’ll feel more alive, refreshed and connected to this wonderful planet too.

This will be followed by our wonderful astronomer, Fred or Nick, who will point out a few things in the night sky. You’ll be able to look at celestial objects through telescopes too. But if it’s a cloudy evening he’s got a few things lined up indoors, so you’ll still learn lots and be amazed.

At the end of this experience, you’ll feel-good factor will be ramped up too!

Please note that this has already taken place on 09/12/2023


Event organiser

Adventures for the Soul

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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.



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