Gumboots & Wellingtons offers holiday hideaways (both suited to 2 adults) in a beautiful secluded valley within the North York Moors National Park. A hop skip & jump from Dalby Forest, one of the darkest areas within the national park, we are lucky enough to have dark skies here, so it’s possible to see the Milky Way with the naked eye on clear moonless nights. Watch out for our twilight walks (run in collaboration with Yorkshire Coast Nature & Adventures for the Soul), with toasted marshmallows under the stars afterwards!
Stay & gaze - this location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.