When the skies are clear and it's close to a new moon, what you'll see here will take your breath away. Standing on the coastline looking out to sea, you'll be greeted by an inky darkness and a huge star-filled sky.
Meanwhile you'll hear the rhythmical sound of waves on the shore, smell salty sea air and feel the breeze against your skin. It's refreshing, rejuvenating and massively up-lifting.
Although we can't guarantee clear skies, you'll still feel the benefits of embracing the dark and heading outdoors. Night walking is a wonderful mood booster and can help combat those winter blues, expand your horizons and make you feel exhilarated.
This is because your primary sense - sight - takes a back seat while all your other senses become alive. Weave in a mindful, sensory activity along the way, and your ability to feel awe increases. An emotion now considered more important than happiness.
But that's not all! You'll learn more about planet earth, stars and planets and discover you're actually looking back in time. You'll also find out about the geology of this coastline too, as the area is steeped in ancient rocks and fossils, akin to the dinosaur coast. Walk information
The walk length is about 5.5 miles where we'll travel along the wooded, Cinder track for around 3 miles before heading down to the coastal path. We'll be back approximately 3 hours later. Although we'll be mainly on footpaths, there are steep hills, steps, rough ground and lots of mud on these routes too. Mud is unavoidable at this time of the year I'm afraid, but we are in a natural environment! For your comfort, a good level of fitness will be needed for this activity.MORE INFORMATION HERE
Images: with kind permission from AFS Mountaineering & Steve Bell (Milky Way shot over Robin Hood's Bay)