Twistleton Scar - photographer Cr. Danny Lawson

Dark Skies Fringe Festival 22 - 31 October 2021

View the Yorkshire Dales in a different light.

We are now officially an International Dark Sky Reserve and we’re delighted to bring you our Dark Skies Fringe Festival programme, as we look towards our main Festival in February 2022.

With an array of Festival events and Dark Sky Friendly places to stay in the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll find lots of opportunities to linger, look up and marvel at the beauty of our amazing night skies this autumn.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Friday, 11.02.22 to Sunday, 06.03.22

Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail – Dark Skies Planet Trail

Discover the planets of our solar system as you follow the Planet trail through the woodland of the Ingleborough Estate to Ingleborough Cave. Learn mind-blowing facts as you travel millions of miles, through the cosmos, towards the Sun. The 1.3 mile walk is popular with people of all ages.  Allow a minimum of 45mins for […]

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Friday, 18.02.22 to Sunday, 06.03.22

Dark Skies Planet Trail

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a place where you can find the most wondrous star-filled skies, free from light pollution. Learn fun facts about the planets and star constellations in our solar system along the self-guided trail. The Planet Trail is set out along the length of Freeholders Wood, which is just a few […]

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Saturday, 19.02.22

Festival Star Party, Keld

Join us for a stunning view of the early spring night sky in the ultra dark village of Keld in Upper Swaledale. This event is part of the Dark Sky Festival and we’ll take you on a magical tour using powerful telescopes to spy distant galaxies and sparkling star clusters. There will also be colourful […]

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Sunday, 20.02.22

Guide to the heavens

Join astronomers from the Lime Tree Observatory in a tour through our solar system and out into our galaxy. If the weather is clear, telescopes will be available to enjoy the dark nights skies at Lime Tree Farm.

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Wednesday, 23.02.22

Guide to the heavens

Join astronomers from the Lime Tree Observatory in a tour through our solar system and out into our galaxy. If the weather is clear, telescopes will be available to enjoy the dark nights skies at Lime Tree Farm.

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Friday, 25.02.22

Meet the Stars of Gill Garth Farm

Visit a family run Yorkshire Dales hill farm. Meet the animals and see the stars come out over Pen-y-ghent. In the company of expert astronomer, Richard Darn, there will be a short walk onto the hillside (including stiles) to hear about the night sky visible in this remote area. Meet at 17.00. Booking essential.  Email: […]

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Friday, 25.02.22

Askrigg Camping – Dark Skies Fell Run

Join me for an exciting night-time,  off-road Fell Run adventure. This is a guided event, not a race. For more info and for all the T&C’s, please contact Heather – heather@askrigg-camping.co.uk

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Sunday, 27.02.22

Guide to the heavens

Join astronomers from the Lime Tree Observatory in a tour through our solar system and out into our galaxy. If the weather is clear, telescopes will be available to enjoy the dark nights skies at Lime Tree Farm.

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