Magical Moonlight Coastal Walk

Magical Moonlight Coastal Walk

Saturday 8th October 2022 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

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

Walking at night here is totally magical. On clear nights, you’ll see huge star-filled skies and the reflection of the moon on the sea. Hear the rhythmical sound of waves on the shore, smell salty sea air and feel the breeze against your skin. It’s refreshing and rejuvenating.

But this event is so much more than a night walk.

Fabian, the walk leader for the evening, will drop in celestial information here and there and talk about deep time. You’ll also find out about the geology of this coastline too, as the area is steeped in ancient rocks and fossils, akin to the dinosaur coast.

But that’s not it. You’ll be guided through a sensory journey that’ll ramp up your feel-good factor. Once ‘in the zone’, gazing at the moon and a star-filled sky dramatically increases your ability to feel awe. An emotion now considered more important than happiness.

Walking at night has many benefits and is an incredibly powerful way of reconnecting you to nature – regardless of whether it’s cloudy or clear. So you’ll feel amazingly refreshed and restored no matter what the skies are doing.

To end the evening, you’ll head to the local pub for a drink or maybe a hot chocolate – so you can chat a little more with your fellow participants.

Walk information

The walk length is about 5.5 miles and will take roughly 3 hours.

Although the route is mainly on footpaths, there are steep hills, steps, a stile, rough ground and lots of mud on these routes too. Mud is unavoidable at this time of the year I’m afraid, but we are in a natural environment! For your comfort, a good level of fitness will be needed for this activity.

Please note that this has already taken place on 08/10/2022

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

Please book your space on this event via the AFS Mountaineering 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)

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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)

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