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Dark Skies Festival

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

Dark Skies Festival (18 February - 6 March 2022)

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Alongside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, we're delighted to be celebrating our seventh Dark Skies Festival in February. We know how much you love your celestial activities, every year it's a pleasure to showcase just how special our dark skies are.

In 2020, we were designated International Dark Sky Reserve status. Did you know our combined area of the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales represents the largest protected area in the UK and one of the biggest in Europe? Now that's got to be something to celebrate!

More details coming soon

We're busy planning a star-studded programme of events. We'll let you know as soon as the line up is confirmed.

You have the dates, be super organised and book a few days away. There's loads to see and do during the day too!  Take a look at dark skies friendly accommodation. They're businesses who've gone the extra mile to provide equipment and facilities so you can enjoy stargazing where you're staying.

We wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks to all the wonderful individuals and activity providers who get involved every year and make our Dark Skies Festivals such a success! You help to share the awe and amazement of seeing a sky full of stars.

Milky Way above Harome by Steve Bell