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Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2022

Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2022

Friday 18th February 2022 from 18:00pm to Sunday 6th March 2022 23:00pm

Dales Countryside Museum
Station Yard, Hawes, DL8 3NT

The annual Yorkshire Dales Parks Dark Skies Festival in 2022 takes place from Friday, 18th February to Sunday, 6th March.

The festival, run in collaboration with the North York Moors National Park, includes various events, from night-time nature walks, wellbeing and mindfulness sessions to stargazing with astronomers and giant telescopes! Events occur at numerous venues across the national park.

It’s an excellent opportunity to visit the region officially recognised by the International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Reserve in 2020.

Here we feature stargazing events taking place as part of this year’s festival; for a complete list of events, see the official Yorkshire Dales Parks Dark Skies Festival website.

Map of events


List of events

  • Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2022

    Friday 18th February 2022 from 18:00pm to Sunday 6th March 2022 23:00pm

    Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, DL8 3NT

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  • Family Dark Skies Celebrations at Ribblehead Viaduct

    Saturday 19th February 2022 from 17:00pm to 19:00pm

    Ribblehead Station, Carnforth, LA6 3JF

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  • Astrophotography Photo Walk at Hardraw Waterfall

    Saturday 19th February 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Green Dragon Inn - Hardraw, Hardraw, DL8 3LZ

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  • Come stargazing by canoe with How Stean Gorge

    Saturday 19th February 2022 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

    How Stean Gorge, Harrogate, HG3 5SF

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  • Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival Star Party 2022

    Saturday 19th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Keld Resource Centre, Richmond, DL11 6LJ

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  • Stargazing beneath Ingleborough

    Sunday 20th February 2022 from 17:30pm to 19:30pm

    Inglebrough Cave & Nature Trail, Settle, LA2 8EE

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  • Guide to the heavens at Lime Tree Observatory

    Sunday 20th February 2022 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

    Lime Tree Observatory, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA

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  • A beginner’s guide to the night sky at Wensleydale Ice Cream

    Monday 21st February 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

    Wensleydale Ice Cream Parlour, Leyburn, DL8 3AS

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  • Canopy under the stars

    Monday 21st February 2022 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    Dales Bike Centre, Reeth, DL11 6AW

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  • Nature’s night-time marvels at Dales Countryside Museum

    Wednesday 23rd February 2022 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

    Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, DL8 3NT

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Cherish Glamping

    West Shaw Cote Farm, Low Abbotside, DL8 3JH (2.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Ingleby Lodge Holidays

    Askrigg, Leyburn, DL8 3JQ (2.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Butt House Guest House – Keld

    Keld, Thwaite, DL11 6LJ (7.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Old Dairy B&B Swaledale

    Low Row, Richmond, DL11 6PE (8.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Station Inn – Ribblehead

    Ribblehead, Carnforth, LA6 3AS (9.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Wensleydale Experience

    Swinithwaite, Leyburn, DL8 4UH (10.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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