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Danby, North Yorks - dark site


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Found myself at the Moors National Park Centre in Danby, North Yorkshire, on Monday. I was delighted to see notices that they are "Dark Skies Friendly".

After picking up a leaflet and talking to the staff, although they close at 5pm, it seems that you can just turn up during the evening, park for free in the carpark and set up your scope in the grounds.

Anyone been there and tried it?  I'm wondering how secure it might be in the middle of nowhere with around 3k of kit with me.

It looks to be Bortle 4, which is a lot better than my 7/8 on Teesside, and is only 40 min drive from here, and very tempting (if the clouds and would kindly clear off).

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/54.465853, -0.896282

I know there's another popular site at Dalby Forest Observatories, but that's a lot further for me.

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