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Magical Moonlight Coastal Walk

Magical Moonlight Coastal Walk

Saturday 8th October 2022 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm

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

Once famed for smuggling, Robin Hood’s Bay is an atmospheric old fishing village. Steeped in history, the winding streets and picture-postcard cottages tumble down to an expansive coastline ideal for stargazing.

Walking by the light of the full moon here is totally magical. On clear nights, you’ll still see huge star-filled skies out to sea. But this event is so much more than a night walk.

We’ll travel along an atmospheric disused railway track, through woodland with hints of views out to sea. In this section, we’ll introduce some mindfulness to ‘fine tune’ your senses to everything around you.

We’ll intersperse this with some celestial and deep history observations about what you are looking at and walking on. The North York Moors really is Jurassic Park – have been almost entirely laid down during the Jurassic. we’ll be walking on the boundary between the Triassic and Jurassic at the end.

This event is co-hosted by Alison from Adventures for the Soul and AFS Mountaineering.

Whether we see the stars or not, walking at night has many benefits and is an incredibly powerful way of reconnecting you to nature. Obviously, we cannot guarantee clear skies or the weather!

We’ll aim to finish at the pub opposite the car park where we can have a warm hot chocolate!


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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Robin Hood's Bay Car Park. View these events on a calendar.

  • Magical Moonlight Coastal Walk

    Saturday 8th October 2022 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm

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

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