Dark Skies Festival Activities
Sorry, all spaces and waiting list are now fully booked.
2023 Dates Now Available
Dark Skies Festival – The Yorkshire Dales & Moors Dark Skies Festival is back for 2022, from the 18th February – 6th March. How Stean Gorge are proud to be hosting our Dark Skies Activities once again and also hosting our very popular Pizza Nights on the Saturday evenings throughout the festival.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park has now officially been granted the status of an ‘International Dark Sky Reserve’. Making it one of the best places in the world to view the skies above.
Dates are now available book for the 2022 Dark Skies Festival
Come star gazing by Canoe with How Stean Gorge
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th Feb
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th March
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th March
Glide and paddle your rafted Canoe along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars (weather permitting)
Ever thought of having a go at Star Gazing? Scar House Reservoir is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site.
Lets paddle to the stars..
7pm – 8.30pm
Only £39 per person
Hungry? Pre order a pizza in our Glass floored cafe, our popular Pizza nights will also be available during the Dark Skies festival nights from 5pm – 7pm these can be paid for on arrival (not included in the Dark Skies Activities)
Booking is Essential for both Dark Skies Activities & Pre Orders for Pizzas
Arrive early if you would like FREE entrance to our Gorge & Caves Visitor Attraction
What is an International Dark Sky Reserve? ”An IDA International Dark Sky Reserve is a public or private land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural, heritage and/or public enjoyment…….”
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.
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!