Hawnby Dark Sky Friendly Village

Hawnby Dark Sky Friendly Village

Hill Top, Hawnby, North Yorkshire, YO62 5QS

In March 2023, Hawnby became the first village in the United Kingdom to commit to dark sky-friendly lighting. The scheme will see more than 100 lights on 30 properties converted, including the village hall and local pub, helping protect the great starry skies above the North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve and demonstrating to other communities how straightforward it is to take a similar approach. Read more about this scheme on the BBC website.


Hawnby Dark Sky Friendly Village is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Location events organiser

North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park organises events at this location

Please contact North York Moors National Park directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 16/07/24

    16° 13%
  • 16/07/24

    14° 10%
  • 17/07/24

    13° 8%
  • 17/07/24

    11° 2%

Weather forecast for Hemsley Moor (3.7 miles away) updated 16/07/24 at 04:00.




Events nearby

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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 (27.8 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 (21.0 miles away)

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  • Dark Skies Return! Stargazing at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 31st August 2024 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX (4.3 miles away)

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  • The York Astronomical Society meeting & observing

    Friday 6th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Beetle Bank Farm, Murton, YO19 5XD (23.2 miles away)

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  • The York Astronomical Society meeting & observing

    Friday 20th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Beetle Bank Farm, Murton, YO19 5XD (23.2 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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  • Easterside Farm

    Hawnby, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5QT (0.6 miles away)

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  • Carlton Grange – Helmsley

    Carlton, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HH (4.1 miles away)

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  • Carlton Lodge – Helmsley

    53 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EY (5.7 miles away)

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  • High Farm – Beadlam Rigg

    Beadlam Rigg, Pockley, North Yorkshire, YO62 7TG (5.7 miles away)

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  • Carr House Farm Bed and Breakfast – Ampleforth

    Ampleforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4ED (6.8 miles away)

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  • Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

    Cropton, Wrelton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES (13.4 miles away)

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