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North York Moors National Park (U.K.)

North York Moore Dark Sky

The Milky Way over Ravenscar by Steve Bell

North York Moors NP

Designated

2020

Category

International Dark Sky Reserve

Address

The Old Vicarage
Bondgate, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire

Y062 5BP
United Kingdom

Contact

Mike Hawtin
Website
Tel.: +44 01439 772700

Land Area

1,440 km2

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About

The North York Moors became a National Park in 1952 and is one of 15 such protected landscapes in the UK. Within its bounds lies a landscape of great diversity and sudden dramatic contrasts. The park offers some of the darkest skies in the country with large areas of unpolluted night sky. You might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. North York Moors also offers a stargazing module as part of their education program. 

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