Protecting the North York Moors National Park International Dark Sky Reserve

North York Moors National Park together with Yorkshire Dales National Park are now promoting their Virtual Dark Skies Festival, running until 28 February, the festival is themed around Nature at Night and will highlight why darkness is so important to the nation’s wildlife. 

A key obligation in protecting Dark Skies is to ensure that we not only prevent the spread of additional light pollution through planning guidance but also reduce existing levels. This doesn’t mean asking residents and businesses to turn off all lighting but it does mean encouraging everybody to use light sympathetically and not to waste it. Find out about the work carried out so far here