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The Bivouac - Nidderdale

The Bivouac - Nidderdale

High Knowle Farm, Upper Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JZ

Swinton Bivouac is part of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate and a rural experience for friends and family. Sited in a beautiful location, it is one of the most picturesque settings in the Yorkshire Dales.

Home to rustic Tree Lodges, built using traditional round wood timber framing techniques, meadow Yurts, the Loft & Snug and the Druid’s Temple, a local historical site and impressive folly constructed during the late 1800’s.

As you walk through the woodland there are breath-taking views over the moorland and valley below.


Stay & gaze - this location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks. If you visit and find that the location is not dark sky friendly please let us know!

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Weather forecast

  • 18/08/22

    17° 53%
  • 18/08/22

    17° 46%
  • 19/08/22

    15° 10%
  • 19/08/22

    12° 0%

Weather forecast for Ellingstring Youth Hostel (3.1 miles away) updated 18/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Leeds Astronomical Society informal meeting

    Wednesday 24th August 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Quaker Meeting House - Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9DX (28.1 miles away)

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  • Keighley Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Thursday 25th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Steeton Methodist Church Hall, Keighley, BD20 6PD (23.2 miles away)

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  • Bradford Astronomical Society lecture evening

    Monday 29th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Idle & Thackley Conservative Club, Idle, BD10 8QB (25.3 miles away)

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  • Milky Way Photography at Ribblehead Viaduct

    Friday 2nd September 2022 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

    Ribblehead Viaduct Car Park, Carnforth, LA6 3AS (25.5 miles away)

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  • Milky Way Night and Summer Stars

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX (21.1 miles away)

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