Gumboots & Wellingtons
Ellerburn, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LL
In a leafy corner of the National Park, on the edge of the vast and beautiful Dalby Forest, you’ll find two holiday hideaways tucked away in a pretty cottage garden in the tiny hamlet of Ellerburn. It’s a magical place to experience dark skies, see the Milky Way and immerse yourself in nature.
Hideaway for a weekend in the shepherd’s hut or garden den at Gumboots & Wellingtons during February. Receive treats to enjoy by the fire pit and a hand-drawn map to guide you on a twilight wander. As the magic starts to happen, snuggle up under warm blankets and wonder at the twinkling star-filled dark sky above you.
Reserve your hideaway stargazing holiday now with this special deal offered in collaboration with the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2023.
Please note that this has already taken place on 24/02/2023
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.
Fri 24th Feb
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Sun 26th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.