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

  • 13/06/24

    10° 86%
  • 13/06/24

    10° 93%
  • 14/06/24

    11° 83%
  • 14/06/24

    11° 22%

Weather forecast for Dalby Forest (0.1 miles away) updated 13/06/24 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Scotland’s Night Sky Astrophotography Workshop

    Thursday 20th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington, YO42 2AR (24.4 miles away)

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  • The York Astronomical Society meeting & observing

    Friday 21st June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Beetle Bank Farm, Murton, YO19 5XD (24.8 miles away)

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  • Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 21st June 2024 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

    East Ayton Village Hall, East Ayton, YO13 9HY (8.5 miles away)

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  • Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 19th July 2024 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

    East Ayton Village Hall, East Ayton, YO13 9HY (8.5 miles away)

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  • Dalby Forest StarFest 2024

    Friday 9th August 2024 from 12:00pm to Monday 12th August 2024 12:00pm

    Dalby Forest Adderstone Field, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT (2.1 miles away)

    More info

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Gumboots & Wellingtons

    Ellerburn, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LL (2.4 miles away)

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  • Rawcliffe House Farm

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JA (4.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Middlehead Cottages – Stape

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HY (4.4 miles away)

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  • Noelle’s Cottages – Middleton Hall

    Middleton Hall, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8NX (4.7 miles away)

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  • Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

    Cropton, Wrelton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES (6.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Lahtle Wood Glamping

    Carr Lane, East Hesleterton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8RP (8.2 miles away)

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