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Dark skies

Beautiful moonlit ascent of Ingleborough taken from the summit
Moonlit walk in Yorkshire Dales Rebecca Cole / Alamy

Starry skies are one of the most magical sights the countryside can offer. Light pollution not only limits our views of these skies but also disrupts wildlife’s natural patterns. We want to reclaim our dark skies.

We run an annual star counthelping us to see where light pollution is a problem and where the darkest skies are. We use this evidence to advocate for better-controlled lighting, and we offer advice about what we can all do to reduce local light pollution. You can view the 2023 results here

On this page you can explore our light pollution and dark skies map, find out more about Star Count, light pollution and how we’re campaigning to protect dark skies.