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February 2019

Woodland Lantern Procession

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Join us for a lantern procession through Freeholders Wood looking at the planet trail by lantern light. Bring the lantern you made at the workshop at Askrigg Village Hall on 3rd February, or one of your own creations. Torches only- no flames! Then warm up in Coppice Café with hot chocolate and snacks, included in the price for children participants.  No booking needed. Please wear outdoor clothing. Under 16s accompanied.

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Dark Skies Festival 2019. A Guided night walk under the stars at Grimwith

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grimwith Reservoir, Harlington Moor Lane
skipton, BD23 5EE
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A night walk around atmospheric Grimwith Reservoir in the company of two local guides (Jonathan Smith & Andy North) and an expert on the night skies and stars (Chris Higgins). The walk is straightforward and accessible for all. We will be accompanied by Debbie North in her All Terrain Hopper and there will a small number of chairs to hire. The walk is suitable for Tramper, Boma or Terrain Hoppers. Cost is £10 per adult and £5 for helpers or…

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Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glide and paddle along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars. Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site. So pick up your paddle and lets go !!! Homemade soup and Pasty from 6pm @Dark Skies Café, Scar House Canoeing starts at 7pm - 8.30pm Then there will be time to warm up with a brew.…

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Dark Skies at Stump Cross Caverns

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stump Cross Caverns, Greenhow Hill
Pately Bridge, North Yorkshire HG3 5JL United Kingdom
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Join us for our first ever star party in conjunction with the 4th Dark Skies festival! Expert Astronomer Richard Darn will be on hand with powerful telescopes to view the skies above Stump Cross and see the stunning star clusters and constellations. Friday 22nd February at 7pm The event will go ahead in all weathers Includes: cavern tour, colourful beginner's talk, outside viewing if clear and chance to handle rocks from outer space. Cavern tour is optional and involves steps, uneven…

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Moonbeam on Semerwater

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Forest Schools Session for the Dark Skies Festival 2019 There will be crafts such as making a moon raft, decorating moon rocks, story telling around a camp fire and cooking moon rocks (jacket potatoes) , popping popcorn and making chocolate orange planets.

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Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glide and paddle along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars. Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site. So pick up your paddle and lets go !!! Homemade soup and Pasty from 6pm @Dark Skies Café, Scar House Canoeing starts at 7pm - 8.30pm Then there will be time to warm up with a brew.…

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DARK SKIES – KNIGHT UNDER THE STARS with Neill Sanders

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bolton Castle, Leyburn, DL8 4ET United Kingdom + Google Map

Dark skies, A knight under the stars at Bolton Castle, greeted with mulled wine to warm you up on a winters night, as the evening progresses your taste buds will be tingling with cosmic canapes prepared by Fairhursts Catering We'll have telescopes and binoculars at the ready to take you on an amazing tour of the heavens as part of the 3rd Dark Skies Festival. Distant galaxies and sparkling star clusters will be amongst our targets as the constellation of…

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March 2019

Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

March 1
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glide and paddle along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars. Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site. So pick up your paddle and lets go !!! Homemade soup and Pasty from 6pm @Dark Skies Café, Scar House Canoeing starts at 7pm - 8.30pm Then there will be time to warm up with a brew.…

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A run into oblivion.

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Askrigg Camping, Lowlands Farm
Askrigg, DL8 3HZ
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An off-road running experience, to both dazzle and delight. This run is for experienced trail runners, who have their own kit and who are familiar with running in the dark. The length of the run will be approximately 7 miles, over rough/wet/muddy/unstable/dark/boggy/high terrain. Please contact heather@askrigg-camping.co.uk for more details, and to book on. This is a free event.  

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Dark Skies Cycle Ride

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 20-02-2019 at 7:00pm

Scar House Reservoir, Lofthouse, Nr Pateley Bridge, + Google Map

A great introduction to the ghostly pleasures of off road night cycling. If you are an experienced cyclist but have never ventured out in the dark then this adventure is for you. A full two hour guided off road tour over one of the highest points in Nidderdale with expert Off Road Cyclist Guide Dave Mann. Finish at the Crown Inn. Use your own bike or hire one of our all-terrain bikes. If using your own bike head torches and…

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Tree Planting Day

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Bishopdale, Howsyke Farm
Nr Thoralby, DL8 3TF
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This is a chance to get hands-on and take part in practical conservation in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Help YDMT plant 250 new native trees to expand the existing area of woodland for people and wildlife to enjoy for many years to come. Don’t worry - it won’t be a hard day’s labour! Simply a chance to get out in the countryside, learn a little about trees and woodland creation, and get involved.

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Come Star Gazing By Canoe With How Stean Gorge

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Glide and paddle along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars. Did you know there are 88 different constellations of stars? Scar House is 1 of 3 places in the Nidderdale AONB which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site. So pick up your paddle and lets go !!! Homemade soup and Pasty from 6pm @Dark Skies Café, Scar House Canoeing starts at 7pm - 8.30pm Then there will be time to warm up with a brew.…

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A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Cove

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malham Cove, Malham
Settle,
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Come on a journey with our Rangers for a walk to Malham Cove and a ramble through the galaxy along the way. They will introduce you to some of the constellations and sights of the night sky as you make your way to the Cove. This event is weather dependant so if we can’t see the stars we will give a presentation and potential night walk. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Please bring a torch (no head torches)…

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A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Cove

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malham Cove, Malham
Settle,
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Come on a journey with our Rangers for a walk to Malham Cove and a ramble through the galaxy along the way. They will introduce you to some of the constellations and sights of the night sky as you make your way to the cove. This event is weather dependant so if we can’t see the stars we will give a presentation and potential night walk.  Booking essential.

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

March 8
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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Foundation Climbing Coach Level 1 Training

March 8 - March 9
Giggleswick School, Giggleswick
Settle, BD24 0DE
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This award is designed to enable coaches to be more effective in coaching the fundamental movement skills of climbing. Foundation Coaches will usually be concerned with the stimulating delivery of a single session to a group of individuals. They will often be assisting a Development Coach who will set the learning outcomes for the session, as part of a longer term progression, course, or scheme. There is a single registration for access to the Foundation and Development Coach schemes, and…

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Lowland Leader Award Assessment

March 13 - March 14
Giggleswick School, Giggleswick
Settle, BD24 0DE
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The Lowland Leader qualification has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions. The majority of the UK and Ireland is made up of this type of terrain so you'll never be short of places to go walking. The prerequisites for registration are as follows: You must be at least 17 years old You should have an interest in leading groups in lowland countryside

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Doug Scott – A Crawl Down the Ogre

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Giggleswick School, Giggleswick
Settle, BD24 0DE
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In an epic tale of hard climbing and survival that has now become part of mountaineering folklore, A Crawl Down the Ogre celebrates the 40th anniversary of Doug Scott’s legendary crawl back down Pakistan’s infamous ‘Ogre’ after a disastrous abseil just below the summit left him dangling on the end of the rope with both legs broken just above the ankle. Doug and Chris Bonnington had just successfully climbed the mountain recognised as one of the most difficult in the…

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Hill & Moorland Leader Training

March 15 - March 17
Giggleswick School, Giggleswick
Settle, BD24 0DE
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Get away from the paths and enjoy our wild places as a Hill and Moorland Leader. This qualification is ideal for walkers who want to learn the skills required for effective group leadership in the hill and moorland areas of the UK and Ireland. It is used extensively by those involved with delivering the Duke of Edinburgh's Award as well as many walk leaders and outdoor instructors. Hill and Moorland Leaders operate in terrain that is generally more remote than…

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