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Night Awe-Walks - Wass, Byland Abbey & Snever Observatory

  • Location Wass and Byland Abbey
  • Price from £39.00
  • Historical
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Yoga / Mindfulness
  • Mindful escape
  • Learn new skills
  • Microadventure


On this evening we'll skirt the edge of an ancient ruin which is spectacular at night. Looking at its silhouette framed against the backdrop of a dark, night sky or a magical full moon is simply jaw-dropping. 

We'll travel on into atmospheric woods and to the site of a disused observatory right in the heart of a forest. Finally we'll hop out at the top of the hill where the views are stunning and a great vantage point to view the celestial heavens above.

You'l find out a little more about the universe, moon, meteors and stars. And we'll show you how to ‘fine tune’ your senses so your 'WOW' factor will be ramped up and your experience, heightened. But regardless of whether we see the stars or not, walking at night is an incredibly powerful way of reconnecting you to nature.

And those worries you had earlier? Perhaps you'll have forgotten them for a while.

You can read more information about this walk HERE

The whole evening will last roughly 3 hours. The walk length is about 4.5 miles. 

We'll start at Byland Abbey and wind our way into the forest and to the top of the hill, where the views are stunning. When we return feel free to warm yourself in the gorgeous Byland Inn.

Although we'll be mainly on footpaths, there are steep hills, rough ground and mud on these routes too. Mud is unavoidable at this time of the year I'm afraid, but we are in a natural environment!

Obviously we cannot guarantee the weather. Nevertheless, your safety and enjoyment is of utmost importance to us. During or after extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right to change the route, postpone or cancel the event. 


Image credit: Steve Bell/NYMNP

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Other Services of a mountain guide and 'wellbeing in nature' instructor. A sensory adventure that'll ramp up your feel-good factor. Feeling amazing. A little information about planets, star systems and other interesting facts about the universe. Peace of mind. Safety. Feeling calmer and awe - which is priceless!

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing additional warmer layers (you will need them as it can get very cold)
  • Waterproofs decent waterproof jacket & trousers (please bring both)
  • Food bring a snack if you haven't managed to eat - or suffer from low blood sugar
  • Drink bring water or a flask
  • Other a rucksack, headtorch (and make sure it works), waterproof walking boots (not wellies), hand sanitiser, face mask (optional as we're outdoors, but feel free to bring one if it makes you feel more comfortable)


Custom Policy

Our cancellation policies are right here. Please read them before you book. Thank you.


Wass and Byland Abbey


Adventures for the Soul

Adventures for the Soul

Adventures for the Soul is the experience provider for Night Awe-Walks - Wass, Byland Abbey & Snever Observatory