Dark Skies Cumbria

Saving Our Night Skies

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.


Or you can give by text to 70085. Just message DARKSKIES along with your chosen donation amount (eg DARKSKIES 5 to donate £5). Standard message rates apply.

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!

7pm- 8pm Tuesday 24 October at Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6DX

Join Project Officer Jack Ellerby for a talk about the value of Dark Skies and the impacts of light pollution on wildlife, environment and people, good and bad lighting, and find out how we can all help tackle light pollution.

With PEATSouthLakes and The Grange Lecture Society.

This event is FREE so please bring friends and family along with anyone you think might be interested.  

Download poster as a pdf

Image above: Looking west from Kendal Castle by Stuart Atkinson.