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!

Thursday, 21.10.21

Star Gazing Experience @Camp Katur Glamping

Join Camp Katur Glamping for a ‘Stargazing Experience’ on Thursday 21st October and discover the beautiful starry skies above our North Yorkshire Estate. We’re lucky enough to be at the gateway to two Dark Sky Reserves and are ‘Dark Sky Friendly’ accredited – making us the perfect place to observe the night sky. Acclaimed Astronomer […]

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Friday, 22.10.21 to Sunday, 31.10.21

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 in Freeholders Wood, Which is just a few metres away from the […]

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Friday, 22.10.21

Dark Skies Fell Run with Askrigg Camping

Join me for an exciting night-time adventure, as we head on to the hills for a Dark Skies Fell Run. This is a guided event, not a race. For more info and how to book, please contact Heather – heather@askrigg-camping.co.uk

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Monday, 25.10.21

Online event – Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of the skies with an astronomer from Go Stargazing. Learn how to find your way around the night time sky, including identifying constellations and their brightest stars. First, we’ll cover the basics, including what stars are, how they shine so brightly and why they are different colours. Then we’ll head on […]

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Monday, 25.10.21

Starlit Seasons in the Yorkshire Dales

Local astronomer and astrophotographer Paul Clark will take you on a journey through the night time in Swaledale, with his amazing images and videos taken through the year, capturing the beautiful Dales at Night. There will be a small charge for this event to cover costs, or if you join the Beginner’s guide to the […]

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Wednesday, 27.10.21

Online event – Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of the skies with an astronomer from Go Stargazing. Learn how to find your way around the night time sky, including identifying constellations and their brightest stars. First, we’ll cover the basics, including what stars are, how they shine so brightly and why they are different colours. Then we’ll head on […]

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Friday, 29.10.21

Online event – Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of the skies with an astronomer from Go Stargazing. Learn how to find your way around the night time sky, including identifying constellations and their brightest stars. First, we’ll cover the basics, including what stars are, how they shine so brightly and why they are different colours. Then we’ll head on […]

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Friday, 29.10.21

The Pie at Night

As part of the Dark Skies Fringe Festival 2021, we are delighted to announce an evening star gazing with Martin Whip, the Director of the Lime Tree Observatory, Grewelthorpe, under some of the darkest skies in the UK, here in Berrys, Leyburn.  Come and enjoy a warming supper and a presentation, before stepping outside for […]

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