Celebrate the night!

Light pollution in Upper Nidderdale is low enough for it to be classed as a Dark Skies area. At the right time of year, the Milky Way, meteor showers and the Northern Lights are clearly visible from outside the cottage door. Couples can take advantage of our no-charge Dark Skies Package whilst lodging with us.


Nights out in the area are also possible, The Coldstones Cut is spectacular at any time of year, while The Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale AONB run dark skies events in winter months.

River View Dales holiday cottage off-road parking Pateley Bridge
2 bedroom Dales holiday cottage Pateley Bridge patio

Our free Dark Skies Package contains everything you need to make the most of the sparkly nights. See below for details. 

  • telescope

  • 2 pairs of binoculars

  • 2 red light head torches

  • star maps

  • picnic chairs

  • blankets

  • hot water bottles

  • hot chocolate flask. 


River View Dales holiday cottage is in Nidderdale