North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors, in England, is an upland area in North Yorkshire containing one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. Like all national parks in the United Kingdom, North Moors York remains open around-the-clock. With vast expanses of unpolluted skies, unobstructed horizons and the drier climate on the eastern side of Great Britain, the stretch of coastline that includes the North York Moors National Park is a great place for amateur astronomy. A dark-sky festival ( has been held within the park every year since 2016. A friend of EarthSky shared the following: “Good and free overnight parking, low level lighting, relatively dark skies within easy reach of York, Leeds, Harrogate.”

January 20, 2019

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