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Danby Beacon Trust

Caring for the historic Danby Beacon on the North Yorks Moors

         

Light the Beacon

High above the village of Danby, Danby Beacon is one of the highest points on the North York Moors National Park. For just £50 you can light historic Danby Beacon and celebrate your special occasion ...

         

About Danby Beacon Trust

In January, 2004 The Danby Beacon Trust was formed in order to achieve the construction and installation of a new beacon. Many people became involved in fund-raising events including dances, fashion shows ...

         

The History of Danby Beacon

Setting beacons of fire from high points to act as early warning systems seems to have been used since the Roman occupation of Britain. In 1346 King Edward III issued a proclamation to sheriffs in countie ...

         

What is Danby Beacon?

Danby Beacon has been used as a lookout against enemy invasion and a notification using various technologies. In historical times people would be stationed there and because of it's unique position and i ...

Become part of Danby Beacon Trust

Danby Beacon is a national landmark, which is used as a reference point by thousands of visitors and walkers each year. Over the years, the old wooden ...

Support Danby Beacon Trust

Learn how you can have the Beacon lit for your private function and experience the panoramic views from this historic high point of the North Yorkshire ...

Light the Beacon for your special occasion

High above the village of Danby, Danby Beacon is one of the highest points on the North York Moors National Park. For just £50 ...



From the chair

Thank you for exploring the Danby Beacon website, which I hope you found interesting and informative in relation to this fascinating feature of the local Danby landscape. Do watch out for notification of lightings of the Beacon for important public events, and should you wish to have it lit for your own special occasion you can find out more here.

David Steel
Chair - Danby Beacon Trust

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Walks around Danby Beacon

Danby Beacon is a type of landscape characterized by rolling hills, open spaces, and stunning vistas. This unique terrain is ho...



What is Danby Beacon

Danby Beacon has been used as a lookout against enemy invasion and a notification using various technologies. In historical times people would be stationed there and because of it's unique position and if people saw a threat then the rest of the community were warned either by fire at night or dark smoke from that fire during the daytime. As technology progressed the observation changed from eyes to electronic means in the form of radar. Notification changed from a bonfire to radio waves. During World War II, the British government built ...

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