High Dalby House and Cottages
Dalby Forest Drive, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LP
This is a wonderful opportunity to switch off, slow down and take time out for yourself. Allow yourself to let go of that “to-do” list and reconnect with yourself again. Sample something completely different with other like-minded women.
The location couldn’t be more perfect. High Dalby House is a retreat from the world in the middle of Dalby Forest. Set in 6 acres of beautiful woodlands, it’s been confirmed it’s the darkest place in North York Moors. Since this event is just before the new moon, there’s more opportunity to see more stars if it’s clear.
To nourish ourselves before we move into activity, there’ll be warming drinks and delicious hot food, all prepared by our wonderful hosts, Ian and Linda. It’s a chance to meet other participants too.
With a full belly and a gentle start to the evening, you’ll reconnect with yourself through a mindful meander that leaves your senses zinging. Moving slowly, you’ll experience the night in a completely different way. Feel the cold, crisp air as you breathe. Hear wonderful owls hooting and crunching leaves underfoot. Let the smell of nature awaken your awareness of this precious moment.
Afterwards, you’ll cast your eyes on the celestial heavens above while I show you a different way to stargaze. A meditation on the night sky that’ll leave you feeling awe-inspired.
You’ll end the evening sitting next to a warming fire drinking hot chocolate, and connecting with like-minded others. I’ll introduce a few other gentle activities that’ll be completely soothing and regenerative.
The result? You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated, calmer and ready to face a new day.
This event is part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2023.
Please note that this has already taken place on 18/02/2023
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Sat 18th Feb
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