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Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Copyright Matthew Savage

Become a ‘Dark Sky Friendly’ tourism business

In a light polluted country, the quality of our dark skies is becoming increasingly important and is creating a growing market for tourism businesses.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve in November 2020 and is a fantastic place to enjoy the night sky – whether you’re attending an organised event or simply relaxing in a holiday cottage, campsite or B&B with a deckchair, a warm blanket and some binoculars.

If you are a tourism business, looking to make the most of our dark skies, you can sign up to our ‘Dark Sky Friendly Business’ scheme. It’s open to business which can offer facilities, services and information to visitors specifically wanting to enjoy our dark skies.

It’s free to register and take part. Once accepted, you’ll get the Dark Sky Friendly logo to use on your website/ social media and be promoted via a link on our website

You can find out more about the scheme criteria here.

To find out more and express your interest in becoming a Dark Sky Friendly business.

Use this application to apply to become a Dark Sky Friendly business.

If you are unable to edit the above PDFs, please print and complete the forms and either scan or photograph and email them to:, or post to Tourism Dept, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Colvend, Hebden Road, Grassington, BD23 5LB.