Night Navigation Experience - North York Moors

Night Navigation Experience - North York Moors

Thursday 22nd February 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

Blacksmiths Arms - Lastingham
Anserdale Lane, Lastingham, North Yorkshire, YO62 6TN

Learn how to navigate after dark in the North York Moors with expert leaders from Large Outdoors for a fun few hours navigating in the hills, moorlands and woods of the North York Moors after the sun has gone down.

Our expert guides will teach you the ins and outs of navigating at night, sharing invaluable tips and methods to help you confidently find your way.

Over 3 hours of learning with a small group, you’ll improve your night navigation abilities under the stars in a designated International Dark Sky Reserve.

Keep your eyes peeled for constellations and celestial bodies not visible in light-polluted towns and cities, and listen out for nocturnal wildlife. You’ll finish the trip looking at night-time landscapes in a new way and will have helpful takeaway navigation tips, whether you’re a newbie or a proficient map reader.

This event is part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2024.

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/02/2024


Event organiser

Large Outdoors

Large Outdoors is organising this event

Please contact Large Outdoors 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 Blacksmiths Arms - Lastingham. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Night Navigation Experience – North York Moors

    Saturday 26th October 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

    Blacksmiths Arms - Lastingham, Lastingham, YO62 6TN

    More info
  • Night Navigation Experience – North York Moors

    Saturday 22nd February 2025 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

    Blacksmiths Arms - Lastingham, Lastingham, YO62 6TN

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