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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 as 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.

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.

To apply

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.