Enjoy a stargazing break to the Yorkshire Dales Dark Sky Reserve staying at Poppy Cottage; a quintessential Yorkshire Dale’s cottage.
Nestled in the hills of northern Wharfedale, Buckden is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze.
Stay & gaze - this location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.
Weather forecast for Buckden (0.0 miles away) updated 09/12/23 at 04:00.
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.