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Stargazing Experiences at High Force Waterfall, Co Durham

The Star Safaris tour was due to end in December. However, we've been given four additional nights in February, with limited availability. When they're booked, that's it!

All good things must come to an end. For our High Force stargazing tour, that happens with the final event on February 17th, 2024.

Book now to secure your place on one of the final stargazing experiences, or for an unforgettable Christmas or Valentine's gift in February 2024.

An Experience to Remember

Are You Ready for an Unforgettable Evening with Your Loved Ones?

Or Perhaps Searching for a Unique Gift to Surprise Someone Special?

Look no further than High Force - the largest waterfall in the country, and a breathtaking sight, day or night.

One of the Darkest Locations in Europe

If you're a fan of Professor Brian Cox's BBC series, Universe, you'll be thrilled to know that High Force is featured prominently in the fourth episode. So why not come and experience it for yourself and show off where you're going to your friends and family?

With the surrounding cliffs and some of the darkest skies in Europe above the waterfall, you'll be in for an unforgettable stargazing experience. Our events are perfect for a romantic date night or a unique outing with friends or family. We even have earlier times suitable for families with young children.

So Much to See and Do

Our stargazing events take place from September to April for maximum darkness, and we have dates available right up to the end of 2023. On the night of the event, we'll meet at the High Force Hotel for an indoor briefing and presentation before walking down to the waterfall together. You'll learn about the unique location and what makes it such an exceptional dark sky site.

You'll have the opportunity to take photos and selfies with your phone as we light up the waterfall, creating an unforgettable moment. Then, we'll embark on a group stargazing experience led by a guide with a laser pointer. Unlike observatory events, you'll be observing outdoors, away from buildings and cumbersome equipment. We may even use astronomy binoculars when conditions are especially clear.

You'll leave the event with a printed star chart to help you remember your experience and a greater knowledge of the night sky. More importantly, you'll have spent time in the dark at a spectacular natural location, which is normally only accessible in daylight.

The Perfect Gift

Rest assured that our events almost always go ahead, so you can plan your trip with confidence. Don't miss out on this unique stargazing experience - book now and get ready for an unforgettable night at High Force.

Are you booking this as a gift for someone? If you'd like us to produce a custom gift voucher, without the price, etc., please email after you've made the booking: office@starsafaris.com

Booking Conditions

  • All bookings are final. However, you may be able to send someone else in your place, if need be.
  • As much as we love dogs (the Hotel is dog-friendly) they aren't permitted to attend the waterfall tour, due to the trip hazards this may present in a very dark area.
  • While we encourage you to use your smartphone throughout, other cameras are not permitted (if you'd like to attend a photography workshop, please message us).
  • At the moment, I'm sorry to say, we're unable to control the weather! Events will go ahead in most conditions, as long we decide it's safe to do so. Please bear in mind that forecasts are frequently wrong. In the case of inclement weather, we'll provide plenty of other activities, and will still visit and illuminate the waterfall whenever possible.
  • We need to start on time, and keep track of all participants, so please arrive at the meeting point a few minutes before the official start time. Please let your tour leader know if you need to leave early.
  • We'll email you joining instructions, including directions to the meeting point, at least 2 days before the event.