Twistleton Scar - photographer Cr. Danny Lawson

Dark Skies Fringe Festival 25 October - 03 November 2024

Dark Skies Festival 14 February - 02 March 2025


View the Yorkshire Dales in a different light.

We are 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 hosted by local businesses 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.

February 2025 will see the 10th Anniversary of our main Dark Skies Festival and will be a celebration not to be missed!

We're looking forward to seeing you!

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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Thursday, 31.10.24

Making Creatures of the Night

Making creatures of the Night. A family drop in session with Jane. Included in museum admission. No booking required.

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Friday, 01.11.24

The History of Lights in Festivals

Join Liz for our Hands on History session – The history of lights in festivals – from bonfires, to Jack O’ Lanterns and make your own paper lantern. Included in […]

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Friday, 01.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Sunday, 03.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Friday, 08.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Saturday, 09.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Sunday, 10.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Friday, 15.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Saturday, 16.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Sunday, 17.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Friday, 22.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Saturday, 23.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Sunday, 24.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Friday, 29.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Saturday, 30.11.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Sunday, 01.12.24

Dark Skies Activity and Pizza Nights

Our dark skies activity nights offer you a unique experience – outdoor adventures under the stars. As part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival, we are running our very […]

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Wednesday, 19.02.25

Dark Skies at the Hostel at Hawes

Join us for a night under the stars at our lovely hostel. Get ready to witness the beauty of the night sky like never before. Our experienced guide, Astronomer Richard […]

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