Robin Hood's Bay Dark Skies walk; a smugglers paradise

Robin Hood's Bay Dark Skies walk; a smugglers paradise

Friday 23rd February 2024 from 17:30pm to 19:30pm

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

This coastal walk starts and finishes in Robin Hood Bay, the busiest smuggling community on the Yorkshire coastline during the 18th century. With countless tales of thieves, rogues and smugglers, this is one of the most intriguing walking locations within the National Park.

For this walk, we follow the old railway line towards Whitby before heading back to the Bay along the Cleveland Way, with thunderous waves below and amazing dark skies above; experience this beautiful section of the Yorkshire Heritage Coastline.

Walk Yorkshire’s dark skies events are open to everyone over 12 years old. The walks will include a section on navigating using the stars; most walks are 5-7 miles.

This event is part of the <a class=”link” href=”/events/north-york-moors-dark-skies-festival-2024/”>North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2024</a> which occurs from the 9th of February to the 25th of February.

Please note that this has already taken place on 23/02/2024


Event organiser

North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park is organising this event

Please contact North York Moors National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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

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  • 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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