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Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Dalby Forest, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Located in the heart of Dalby Forest this location benefits from fantastic dark skies and two observatories hosting stargazing events run by Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society.


Dalby Forest Visitor Centre is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Location events organiser

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society organises events at this location

Please contact Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 16/08/22

    15° 22%
  • 16/08/22

    15° 51%
  • 17/08/22

    14° 51%
  • 17/08/22

    14° 48%

Weather forecast for Dalby Forest (0.1 miles away) updated 16/08/22 at 04:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Dalby Forest Visitor Centre. View these events on a calendar.

  • Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – October 2022

    Friday 7th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

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  • Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – November 2022

    Friday 4th November 2022 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

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  • Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – February 2023

    Friday 3rd February 2023 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

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  • Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – March 2023

    Friday 3rd March 2023 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

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