Cumbria's dark skies allow us to see the natural wonder of the stars, but are also critical for the health wildlife and our own natural well-being. Sadly light pollution in Cumbria is increasing each year, threatening to obscure our view of the stars and blinding and confusing animals so they can’t feed or find a mate. We need urgent action now to stop light pollution. Stargazers, photographers, wildlife lovers and local communities… please help.
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The Lake District and Cumbria offers some of the most spectacular and precious skyscapes in England and we want you to join us on an interstellar adventure. Download our Dark Sky Discovery Pack and get started today!
Dark Skies Cumbria Festival 5-14 November 2021
The success of Cumbria’s third Dark Skies Festival, held from 5-14 November, shows that people want to get outside and experience nature and wildlife in the dark. Several hundred people attended activities and events spread all across the county, and in the Lake District National Park. Read more here.
Our next Cumbria Dark Skies events Festival will be 12-26 February 2022
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