At North Yorkshire Lodges there's plenty of walks right on our doorstep, from our very own woodland walk on the park, to longer more challenging walks only a short distance away and at night we are in one of the best locations in the UK for stargazing.
At North Yorkshire Lodges we are in one of the best places in the country to view the night sky, we are in a protected light pollution area if you are someone who just likes to look up at the night sky, or a keen astronomer, our lodges are the ideal place, so why not relax in our hot tub and take it all in.
From populated areas such as a town or city you’ll be lucky to see more than a few dozen stars but the further away you get from towns and cities, the more stars you’ll see, from less polluted areas such as our location you can see up to 2,000.
Three places near North Yorkshire Lodges have been named as as special locations to view the night sky, these are at Sutton Bank, Danby, and Dalby Observatories in Dalby Forest. They have been named as Dark Sky Discovery Sites which means these are great places to view the Milky Way galaxy.
Dark Skies Festival (15th February – 3rd March 2019) is a stargazing event held each year with lots of activities within the area, you can check out their website here
There are also events at the Yorkshire Arboretum and in the Howadian Hills AONB hold number of stargazing events and bat walks throughtout the year.
We have some of the best places in the UK to view the night sky, with low light pollution levels, you will be amazed at how many stars you can see and the Milky Way is clearly visable with the naked eye.
Our lodges are all set in front of a Woodland area which covers the entire backdrop of the park. The trail starts at the side of our Kingfisher Lodge, through to an open seated area where you can sit and take in the wildlife, and the beauty of a protected Woodland area. Carry on through a dense canopied area, to then emerge at the far side of the park, a real gem, a perfect walk for your 4 legged friends.
Woodland Activity Trail
The kids will love our Woodland Trail, where they can learn about the plants and wildlife and how to protect this habitat.
Walking in the area
If you are looking for a longer, more challenging walk then our Woodland Trail our cabins are set close to hundreds of miles of walking, the Howardian Hills offer some challenging hill climbing and descents, along with fantastic walks along streams and rivers in the unspoilt setting of North Yorkshire. Our cabins are all pet friendly for an additional charge if you wanted to bring your 4 legged companions with you for long walks in the countryside.
Local Walking Routes
There are some fantastic cycle route in the local area close to North Yorkshire Lodges, suitable for all abilities here are a few below: