As the days lengthen in the latter part of January and the month of February, its a great time to pick up a great value break to the Yorkshire countryside. So what can you do in the North Yorkshire countryside in February? Walks at this time of year in the Yorkshire countryside are with a background of dramatic landscapes and its not just the daytime that provide great vistas the night time views are also spectacular.
The Dark Skies Festival runs from Friday 9 – Sunday 25 February 2018 and is a not an event that many visiting the Yorkshire countryside are aware of yet but are definitely worth experiencing.
The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are reportedly a stargazer’s paradise, boasting some of the best night skies in the country. The areas of the Yorkshire national parks we understand are of low light pollution, with reports that you can see you as many as 2,000 stars. The Dark Skies Festival includes 100 events between 9 and 25 February. as well as the stars the festival offers the opportunity to ” Discover the thrills, fun and nocturnal wildlife wonders that come with getting outside after dark, as well as simply marveling the beauty of the National Parks’ pristine night skies in the company of astronomers. From cycling, walking and running to wildlife-watching, stargazing parties and daytime rocket-making workshops, look up and look out, and discover more about the sky above you.”
Another winter wonder in the area is the Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agnes where you can enjoy the breathtaking display of snowdrops. At the Cunliffe-Listers’ Elizabethan family home every February, “millions of hardy snowdrops push through the cold winter ground to create a magnificent ‘white carpet’ across the woodland floor”. Nearby Beningbrough Hall also offers a number of events including the Owl Walk in February.
The Burn Hall Hotel York is set in the North Yorkshire countryside and provides easy access to the Yorkshire dales and North Yorkshire Moors . The hotel is also just 20 minutes drive from the centre of the city of York and is conveniently located for the York Park and Ride enabling guests to visit York City centre without the hassle and cost of parking in York city centre. Our Yorkshire Deal is currently available for stays until the end of February and returns in October and offers two nights stay for just £99**. in addition to two nights accommodation in one of our rooms and our Yorkshire breakfast , it also includes dinner on the first night*
Visit our Yorkshire deal offer on our offers page for full details and terns and conditions our Yorkshire deal is subject to availability. Please enquire below or call our reservations team for details and availability.
** terms and conditions apply Valentines, Christmas and New year periods are excluded, other exclusions may apply
” £15 per person allowance towards your evening email