Experiences available to BOOK ONLINE NOW from 5 September.
Star Safaris offer stargazing and dark sky experiences in unique outdoor locations, throughout rural Durham and the North Pennines.
Explore beautiful, dark locations, learn about the night sky, and experience it as our ancestors once would have experienced it.
The emphasis of star safaris is on naked-eye observation, but at some events we may use smartphones and/or binoculars. Sometimes we run special events where you can listen to music with a commentary, through a wireless headset.
In England, cloudy skies are a fact of life, but we do get some pristine clear skies too. You just never know what you're going to get. So, we make all the events enjoyable, regardless of the conditions. But, more than that, if you're not lucky enough to get a clear night, we have a guarantee.
We’ll do everything we can to create a memorable experience for you and your loved ones. You’ll leave knowing a great deal more about stargazing than the majority of people.
You can browse available events on the website and book direct, purchase gift vouchers, or contact us to discuss one-to-one or corporate packages. We are also able to work with tour operators and travel agents, to develop custom packages.
Stargazing at High Force Waterfall
Discover the magic of the night skies with a stargazing experience at High Force Waterfall. With the rest of the group, you’ll walk down to the stunning High Force waterfall, learning about the unique landscape and what makes it so special as you go. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll have the chance to light up the waterfalls with torches and take photographs on your phone (other cameras are not permitted, due to available space). If we’re permitted to do so, there’ll be a briefing and astronomy talk inside the High Force Hotel. If we need to run the event on an outdoor-only basis, this will be delivered via Zoom, a few nights before your tour.
"A superb evening, ably led by Gary. A lovely presentation followed by a walk down to the High Force falls. Very informative about the night sky and an epic backdrop." Alison and Neil
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021