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Northern Lights at Saltwick Bay Credit Andy Dawson PhotographyNorthern Lights at Saltwick Bay Credit Andy Dawson Photography

What's next?

We had the best time in February celebrating our sixth Dark Skies Festival with the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Due to restrictions, we hosted a fully virtual programme, bringing dark skies to many homes throughout the country - and the world! We were astonished by your reaction and the thousands of viewers who tuned in to watch. Thank you if you got involved. We're already looking at how we can include virtual events in future Festivals.

Dark Skies Fringe Festival (22 - 31 October 2021)

We're delighted to confirm the dates for this October's Fringe Festival. Last year's debut event went down a storm and we're itching to show you our dark skies in person. Particularly as it'll be the first time since being awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status. We'll be working behind the scenes between now and then to bring you an epic line up of events to get you out and about under the starry skies of the North York Moors.

We'll update this page when there's more information to share. For now, get the dates in your diary! Why not be super organised and book your stay in dark skies friendly accommodation?

Milky Way above Harome by Steve Bell