Dark Skies Events 2020

Celebrating the Dark Nights

As we move into February, we look forward to the Dark Skies Festival, a fantastic display of the night sky celebrated across the North Yorkshire Moors.

What’s more, this year will be the first-ever Cumbrian Dark Skies Festival. With parks across North Yorkshire and Cumbria, we have compiled a list of some of the best events on offer throughout this fabulous festival!

Events Near Rivers Edge

Rivers Edge is an exclusive ownership park located just outside of the village of Ingleton. The scenic River Greta passes around the park, and there are vast amounts of wildlife. In 2019 Rivers Edge was awarded the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award.

Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail
Distance from Rivers Edge: 5.7 miles
Dates: February 14th 2020 – March 1st 2020

Discover the planets on this fantastic 1.3 mile Nature Trail through the Ingleborough Estate woodland all the way to Ingleborough Cave. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome!

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Ingleton Stargazer Meeting and Observation
Distance from Rivers Edge: 7.1 miles
Dates: February 17th 2020

Join the Ingleton Stargazers to take in the awe-inspiring north moors sky through telescopes

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Wonders of the Dark: stargazing and caving at Ribblehead
Distance from Rivers Edge: 13 miles
Dates: February 18th 2020

Enjoy a caving adventure under the glory of the night sky.

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Events Near Aysgarth Lodges

Aysgarth Lodges is a holidays only park, located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with many walks starting from the front door! The beautiful Aysgarth Falls are within walking distance and are beautiful year-round. For pet-friendly, hot tub holidays you’ll love Aysgarth Lodges.

Knight under the stars with Neill Sanders
Distance from Aysgarth Lodges: 2.6 miles
Dates: February 23rd 2020

Snuggle up with a hot beverage whilst you enjoy a Knight under the stars with Neill Sanders at Bolton Castle, then enjoy cosmic canopies 

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Dark Skies Planet Trail
Distance from Aysgarth Lodges: 0.5 miles
Dates: February 14th 2020 – March 1st 2020

Just 3 minutes from Aysgarth Lodges, you’ll be able to learn all about the solar system as you explore the Dark Skies Planet Trail

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Dark Skies Event at Wensleydale Ice Cream Parlour
Distance from Aysgarth Lodges: 2.9 miles
Dates: February 20th 2020

Curl up around a log burner as the wonders of the night sky are explained to you by a Dark Skies Astronomer

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Events Near Lakesway Holiday Park

Lakesway Holiday Park is nestled away in the South Lakes near the charming village of Levens and just a short drive from the coast. Offering both hot tub holidays and ownership opportunities, there is something for everyone here.

Moon-gazing with Eddington Astronomical Society
Distance from Lakesway: 8.1 miles
Dates: February 29th 2020

Moon-gaze with Eddington Astronomical Society in this free event hosted by Kendall Brewery Arts Centre

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Events Near Ullswater Heights

Ullswater Heights is our newest park, opening its doors in July 2019! Overlooking the stunning North Lakes this park feels tranquil and secluded, but is just a short drive from the picturesque village of Pooley Bridge and Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District. Ullswater Heights offers a variety of holidays and short breaks including a unique glamping village and also luxury ownership opportunities.

Dark Skies Event: Mountain Bike Night Ride
Distance from Ullswater Heights: 19 miles
Dates: February 2020

Calling all adventure seekers, this is the event for you. Enjoy a blissful ride through the Whinlatter forest park as the sun goes down around you, just you, your bike and a beam of light riding under the dark sky.

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Cumbria Dark Skies Festival Public Stargazing Event
Distance from Ullswater Heights: 16 miles
Dates: February 22nd 2020

Join the Cockermouth astronomy society as they  take in the awe-inspiring north moors sky through telescopes

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