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Yorkshire Dales National Park (U.K.)

Yorkshire Dales NP Dark Sky

Stunning vibrant Milky Way composite image over landscape of Norber Ridge and stone barn in Yorkshire Dales National Park by Matt Gibson Photography

Designated

2020

Category

International Dark Sky Reserve

Address

Bainbridge
Leyburn DL8 3EL

United Kingdom

Contact

Mark Sadler
Website
Tel.: +44 01969 652394

Land Area

2,180 km2

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Application
Press Release

About

Yorkshire Dales was designated a National Park in 1954 to recognize its natural beauty, diverse wildlife habitats, and rich cultural heritage with outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation. The park also has fantastic open vistas of the night sky. Its dark skies are one of the things that make the Yorkshire Dales so special. With large areas completely free from local light pollution easily accessed by public roads, it’s a fantastic place to stargaze.

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