Twistleton Scar - photographer Cr. Danny Lawson

Dark Skies Festival 09 - 25 February 2024

View the Yorkshire Dales in a different light.

We are now officially an International Dark Sky Reserve as awarded by DarkSky International (formally the International Dark-Sky Association) and we’re delighted to bring you our fabulously dark and starry skies.

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.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Friday, 09.02.24 to Sunday, 25.02.24

Dark Skies Planet Trail and Constellation Trail at Aysgarth Falls National Park Visitor Centre

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 […]

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Friday, 09.02.24 to Sunday, 25.02.24

THE DARK SKIES EXPERIENCE

Dark Skies Feb 2024 DARK SKIESCAVERN Throughout February 2024 you can dive into a world where the underground meets the cosmos. Explore our natural show caves and discover why astronauts […]

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Thursday, 15.02.24 to Sunday, 25.02.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Friday, 16.02.24 to Monday, 26.02.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Saturday, 17.02.24 to Tuesday, 27.02.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Sunday, 18.02.24 to Wednesday, 28.02.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Monday, 19.02.24 to Thursday, 29.02.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Monday, 19.02.24 to Monday, 26.02.24

Dark Skies Above Us

To mark the annual Dark Skies Festival 2024, the Sedbergh & District History Society exhibition entitled ‘Dark Skies Above Us’ is being shown again in St Andrew’s Church in Sedbergh.   […]

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Tuesday, 20.02.24 to Friday, 01.03.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Thursday, 22.02.24 to Sunday, 03.03.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Friday, 23.02.24 to Sunday, 25.02.24

Romantic Stargazing Stay for Two at Ashes Farm

Enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies from your own private lodge or the cottage for 2 nights and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Prosecco and Chocolate. The Lodge and […]

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Friday, 23.02.24 to Monday, 04.03.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Friday, 23.02.24 to Sunday, 25.02.24

Romantic stay for two, at Stay Lambing Live Cottage

Enjoy the dark skies from your very own private wood fired hot tub, don’t worry if it’s cold outside as fluffy dressing gowns and slippers are provided as well as […]

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Friday, 23.02.24 to Sunday, 25.02.24

***SOLD OUT*** Yoga, Hike, Stars and Live Music

Yoga, Hike, Stars & Live Music 23rd – 25th February 2024 Meet lots of like minded souls Explore the Dales on foot with a local 7km hike taking in ascents, […]

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Saturday, 24.02.24 to Tuesday, 05.03.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Saturday, 24.02.24

Reeth Dark Skies Night Run

Celebrating the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies festival, join us for a night run in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected and Due North Events bring you a […]

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Saturday, 24.02.24

***SOLD OUT*** Dark Skies in the Vale

Come experience the night sky like never before! As part of the 2024 Dark Skies Festival, the Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected Programme brings the night sky to you and presents an […]

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Saturday, 24.02.24

Dark Skies Festival – Experience the Night Sky with Richard Darn

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED A dark skies presentation and celestial experience of a guide to the night sky with Richard Darn. We’ll go in search of wonders in […]

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Saturday, 24.02.24

Photo Walk: Stargazing/Night Time Landscapes

Join Yorkshire Photo Walks at this stunning location and learn how to make the invisible visible with your camera. Find out how to photograph the night sky using long exposures […]

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Sunday, 25.02.24 to Wednesday, 06.03.24

Glamp & Gaze

Enjoy a 2 night break in a glamourous glamping pod with uninterrupted views of Ingleborough. When the clouds part, find your favourite constellation from the comfort of your own patio. […]

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Wednesday, 28.02.24

A Ramble through the Solar System at RIND near Settle

Embark on a celestial journey at Rind, the new restaurant at The Courtyard Dairy, the ultimate destination for both gastronomic and astronomical delights. Join Martin Lunn for an evening of […]

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Friday, 01.03.24

***SOLD OUT*** Broughton by Night

Join us for lights out and appreciate our magnificent night skies About this offer Experience the celestial wonders like never before at Broughton Sanctuary. Join us for an enchanting journey […]

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Wednesday, 06.03.24

***SOLD OUT*** Broughton by Night

Join us for lights out and appreciate our magnificent night skies About this offer Experience the celestial wonders like never before at Broughton Sanctuary. Join us for an enchanting journey […]

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Thursday, 21.03.24

Stargazing Experience at The Coniston Hotel – including three course dinner and gift

Join us for an out of this world dining experience in The View Restaurant. Astronomer, Richard Darn will then take you on a cosmic journey, for an evening witnessing the […]

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Saturday, 26.10.24

Star Gazing and Night Photography At Ashes Farm

Come join us at Ashes Farm for a night under the stars, learn some basic night photography skills to put into practice and enjoy a bite to eat while sharing […]

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