Magical Mystery Twilight Walk

Magical Mystery Twilight Walk

Saturday 29th October 2022 from 16:45pm to 19:45pm

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre
Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

From the edge of this ancient land, the vistas are simply breathtaking. On a clear day you can watch the sun set behind the Yorkshire Dales in the distance. Below are expansive, flat plains that go on as far as the eye can see. The skies here are simply huge.

It’s the most perfect place to watch day turn to night. Walk by the light of the moon. Or gaze in wonder at a sparkling, star-filled sky when it’s very dark.

But first you’ll descend down a steep hill to a lake. Cradled by ancient woodlands, this tarn was formed over 20,000 years ago. It has a depth of stillness and light which is simply magical after sunset.

Heading back to the top will be worth the effort. On clear nights you’ll be rewarded with stunning views and shimmering lights from small settlements below. See planets, constellations, shooting stars and even see the The Milky Way arcing above you. You’ll see the moon really clearly from here when it’s full too.

Of course good weather can’t be guaranteed, but even if it’s cloudy, walking at night is an incredible experience that is invigorating, immersive and good for the soul.

But this isn’t any old night walk. You’ll learn more about planet Earth and the night sky above you. And you’ll learn how to ‘fine tune’ your senses through a little mindfulness so you’ll get even more out of the experience too. The result? Your WOW-factor will be ramped up. And those worries you had earlier, may have disappeared.

Walk information

We’ll start the walk just before sunset, but it will be dark by the time we finish. The walk length is roughly 4 miles and mainly on footpaths. There are very steep hills, rough ground and mud in this walk route too. For your comfort, a good level of fitness will be needed for this activity.

This event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Skies Fringe Festival 2022.

Please note that this has already taken place on 29/10/2022


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

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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 Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Full Moon Walk in the North York Moors

    Sunday 17th November 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

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  • Full Moon Walk in the North York Moors

    Sunday 17th November 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

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  • Full Moon Walk in the North York Moors

    Wednesday 12th February 2025 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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