North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2024

North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2024

Friday 9th February 2024 from 18:00pm to Sunday 25th February 2024 23:00pm

Stargazing festival by North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors Dark Skies Festival in 2024 takes place from the 9th of February to the 25th of February.

The festival is run in collaboration with the Yorkshire Dales National Park and includes a range of events that help celebrate the region’s fantastic dark skies. With venues spanning the entire park, you can enjoy stargazing with experienced astronomers, learn how to take photos of the night skies and experience wellbeing and mindfulness.

The International Dark-Sky Association awarded the North York Moors National park with prestigious Dark Sky Reserve status in 2020 to recognise the low levels of light pollution and amazing dark skies.

Here we feature a selection of stargazing events as part of the festival. Please see the official North York Moors Dark Skies Festival website for a complete schedule.

Photo: The Milky Way over Ravenscar by Steve Bell

Please note that this has already taken place on 09/02/2024

Map of events


List of events

  • Dark Skies Festival Night Walk – Lastingham

    Saturday 2nd March 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

    Blacksmiths Arms - Lastingham, Lastingham, YO62 6TN

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Gumboots & Wellingtons

    Ellerburn, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LL (2.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Rawcliffe House Farm

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JA (4.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Middlehead Cottages – Stape

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HY (4.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Noelle’s Cottages – Middleton Hall

    Middleton Hall, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8NX (4.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

    Cropton, Wrelton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES (6.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Lahtle Wood Glamping

    Carr Lane, East Hesleterton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8RP (8.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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