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.


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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!

We've written a lot of words lately about the impact of light pollution on the visibility of stars in our night sky so he’s a satellite image showing the importance of Cumbria and the North of England/Southern Scotland for the night-time ‘Starscape’… long may it continue!

You can find out more about our Dark Skies Cumbria project here at: www.darkskiescumbria.org.uk