Dark Skies Festival – Canoeing (or bad weather alternative) & Star Gazing with How Stean

 

Dates are now available book for 2020, Book Now Limited Spaces. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: IF CANOEING IS NOT POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER, AN ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITY WILL BE PROVIDED. WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE REFUNDS FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS DUE TO ADDITIONAL COSTS.

 Canoeing – Glide along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars during the Yorkshire Dales & Nidderdale AONB Dark Skies Festival.

Ever thought of having a go at stargazing in Yorkshire? Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is part of the Dark Skies Project and is designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site.

Start with Homemade Soup & Pasty, enjoy the stars on Scar House Reservoir and then return to the café for a hot drink – all for £34 per person!Dark Skies at How Stean Gorge

  • 6pm Soup & Pasty with Dark Skies Activity 7pm – 8.30pm
  • 8pm Soup & Pasty with Dark Skies Activity 9pm – 10.30pm

Arrive early if you would like FREE entrance to our

Gorge & Caves Visitor Attraction


If your chosen date is unable to go ahead because of adverse weather conditions (e.g its too windy) another activity will be provided

Come along as planned but do an alternative activity:

  • Our famous 45′ Abseil and Gorge Walk
  • Our Via Ferrata High Wire Adventure
  • Our Nidderdale Caving Experience

Also check out our Facebook Page  for updates – and for photos as these activities are also great at night!

Dark Skies Festival Yokrshire Dales 2019 Canoeing

Armed with a hard hat, torch and sensible shoes you can explore this little hidden gem which has been here for 10 thousand years, since the last Ice Age. The gorge limestone is so special that it is graded as a SSSI – a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The walk through the caves takes you past lots of attractions that we think are some of the most beautiful and unique parts of the Yorkshire Dales.

Click here for details of the Visitor Attraction!

Make a booking

Book Dark Skies Festival Activity Evenings

BOOK DARK SKIES ACTIVITY HERE 6pm - 8.30pm BOOK DARK SKIES ACTIVITY HERE 8.30pm - 11.00pm

Arrive early if you would like FREE entrance to the Gorge & Caves Visitor Attraction

All sessions start with Homemade Soup & Pasty:

  • 6pm session – food at 6pm then go and get kitted up!
  • 8.30pm session – food at 8.30pm then go and get kitted up!

Then enjoy the stars on Scar House Reservoir:

  • 6pm Session – Canoeing 7pm – 8.30pm
  • 8.30pm – Canoeing 9.30pm – 11.00pm

Then return to the café for a hot drink!

Please bring along –

  • Waterproof Coat & Trousers (we do have some waterproof cags if you don’t have your own)
  • Wellies – tend to be the best footwear as you can paddle out a little way to step in and out of your Canoe whilst staying dry
  • Hat & Gloves
  • All safety equipment is supplied by How Stean Gorge

Make a booking

Book Dark Skies Festival Activity Evenings

BOOK DARK SKIES ACTIVITY HERE 6pm - 8.30pm BOOK DARK SKIES ACTIVITY HERE 8.30pm - 11.00pm

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