Magical Moonlight Coastal Walk

Magical Moonlight Coastal Walk

Friday 23rd February 2024 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Robin Hood's Bay Car Park
Robin Hood's Bay Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4QN

Walking by the full – or nearly – moon’s light is truly magical here. There’ll be stretches where you can turn off your head torch and bathe in its light. When you do, what you’ll see will take your breath away.

Night walking is an excellent mood booster and can help combat those winter blues, expand your horizons and make you feel exhilarated.

This is because your primary sense – sight – takes a back seat while all your other senses become alive. You’ll hear the rhythmical sound of waves on the shore more keenly, smell the salty sea air, and feel the breeze against your skin.

But that’s not all! You’ll learn a little more about planet Earth, stars and planets and discover you’re looking back in time. You’ll also learn about the geology of this coastline, as the area is steeped in ancient rocks and fossils, akin to the dinosaur coast.

This event is part of the <a class=”link” href=”/events/north-york-moors-dark-skies-festival-2024/”>North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2024</a> which occurs from the 9th of February to the 25th of February.

Please note that this has already taken place on 23/02/2024


Event organiser

Adventures for the Soul

Adventures for the Soul is organising this event

Please contact Adventures for the Soul directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. 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.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Coast and Camplight

    Low Rigg Farm, Stainsacre, North Yorkshire, YO22 4LP (2.4 miles away)

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  • Middlehead Cottages – Stape

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HY (12.0 miles away)

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  • Rawcliffe House Farm

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JA (12.7 miles away)

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  • Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

    Cropton, Wrelton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES (14.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Gumboots & Wellingtons

    Ellerburn, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LL (14.7 miles away)

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  • North Shire

    Liverton, Saltburn by the Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4TJ (15.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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