Dark sky at night, Cornish delight. North Cornwall is home to fabulous night skies, with clear views of the Milky Way stars possible on cloudless nights. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has now officially recognised that Bodmin Moor in North Cornwall has some of the darkest skies in the UK by designating it a Dark Sky Reserve.
On the 7th July, 2017, 80 square miles of Bodmin Moor in North Cornwall, already protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty, became one of very few locations to be designated a Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark Sky Association. A status comparable to that of a World Heritage Site.
The International Dark-Sky Association designations are for places that have an exceptionally high quality night sky and have made a commitment to avoid light pollution. For example, new light covers have been placed over streetlights and guidance produced for home-owners on how to minimise light pollution.
Other Dark Sky Reserves in the UK with designations include Exmoor, Dartmoor, South Downs, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley, Snowdonia and parts of Northumberland and Scotland
For an opportunity to view some of these amazing night skies for yourself, contact www.Luxurycornwallholidaycottages.co.uk a family owned business that has two fabulously stylish, country chic, holiday cottages situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor, yet only 10 mins drive to the North Cornwall coast.
North Cornwall also has spectacular sunsets – not seen on the South Coast.
How much more romantic can it be than sitting outside your holiday cottage with a loved one watching ‘sky rockets at night….’ or relaxing watching the sun go down?