Sutton Bank Dark Skies walk; the White Horse Circuit

Sutton Bank Dark Skies walk; the White Horse Circuit

Friday 16th February 2024 from 17:30pm to 19:30pm

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

James Herriot once described him as having the finest view in England; what better place to start your dark skies adventure? Heading across Roulston Scar, where ancient tribes dating back to 400BC roamed this impressive plateau. From the plateau, we descend to the famous White Horse of Kilburn before heading back up to the top and across to White Mare crag, where Sir Harry De Scriven met his fate one stormy night.

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 16/02/2024


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.



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

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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  • Full Moon Walk in the North York Moors

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

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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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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