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Stargazing in North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve

Stargazing in North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve

The North York Moors National Park was awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status in 2020, in recognition of both their fantastic dark skies and their commitment to keeping them that way! The region is host to Dalby Forest and the annual Starcamp that takes place there as well as a number of dark sky discovery sites. The National Park runs a dark skies friendly scheme where local accommodation providers are encouraged to support Astro-tourism. It’s well worthy of a visit, both by day and of course by night!

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Stargazing events in North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve

  • Whitby and District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 11th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 20:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Night ‘awe-walk’ and stargazing – Robin Hood’s Bay

    Saturday 15th January 2022 from 17:30pm to 20:30pm

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

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  • Magical mystery twilight walk and stargazing – Cancelled

    Sunday 16th January 2022 from 15:30pm to 19:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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  • Observing Night at the Bruce Observatory

    Sunday 16th January 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Observing Night at the Bruce Observatory

    Sunday 23rd January 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Winter Stars at Sutton Bank

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Observing Night at the Bruce Observatory

    Sunday 30th January 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Whitby and District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 19:30pm to 20:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Public stargazing in Dalby Forest

    Friday 4th February 2022 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

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  • Observing Night at the Bruce Observatory

    Sunday 6th February 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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Stargazing locations in North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve

  • Blakey Ridge Car Park

    Blakey Bank, Church Houses, YO62 7LQ

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Boggle Hole Car Park

    Mill Bank, Whitby, YO22 4UQ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Bruce Observatory – Whitby School

    Prospect Hill, Whitby, YO21 1LA

    Astronomical Society, Observatory

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  • Chop Gate Village Hall Car Park

    Chop Gate, Great Broughton, TS9 7JW

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Clay Bank Car Park – Forestry Commission

    Great Broughton, Middlesbrough, TS9 7JA

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Cod Beck Reservoir Car Park

    Whorlton, Northallerton, DL6 3AL

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

    Dalby Forest, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

    Astronomical Society, Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory

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  • Goathland Village Car Park

    Goathland, Whitby, YO22 5LZ

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Gribdale Gate – Captain Cooks Car Park

    Dikes Lane, Middlesbrough, TS9 6HN

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Hutton-le-Hole Car Park

    Moor Lane, Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UB

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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Stargazing accommodation in North York Moors Dark Sky Reserve

  • Carlton Grange – Helmsley

    Carlton, Helmsley, YO62 5HH

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Carlton Lodge – Helmsley

    53 Bondgate, Helmsley, YO62 5EY

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Cropton Cabins Holiday Park

    Cropton, Wrelton, YO18 8ES

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Easterside Farm

    Hawnby, Helmsley, YO62 5QT

    Stay & Gaze

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  • High Farm – Beadlam Rigg

    Beadlam Rigg, Pockley, YO62 7TG

    Stay & Gaze

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