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Go Stargazing this Winter

Go Stargazing this Winter

Wintertime offers some of the best dark skies in the North York Moors and with some of the world’s best stargazing locations right on our doorstep, why not discover our breath-taking stargazer’s paradise.

To see the best of the of the night sky

Be prepared: we will pack you a picnic, a bottle of wine or flask or hot chocolate, a blanket and groundsheet. You just need to wear plenty of warm clothes. Binoculars are handy but optional - up to 4,000 stars can be seen by the naked eye.

Be patient: locating constellations can be hard. You don’t need any astronomical knowledge to enjoy stargazing. You can find a free, printable night sky map here. Alternatively, just let Mother Nature take your breath away.

Where should you go: This is one of the best places in the country to see stars, because of low light pollution levels and clear horizons. There are plenty of places to go but as part of their dark skies festival, the North York Moors National Park have rounded up the best places to visit here.

To inspire you there is a whole host of events and activities throughout the festival – how about zipping over trees in the night sky at Go Ape or a Dark Skies or a guided tour of the night sky? You can view and book onto these activities here.