04 December 2015

The night sky above Snowdonia National Park has been granted dark sky status

Snowdonia National Park has become Wales’ second destination to be awarded dark sky status. It joins the Brecon Beacons to become one of only ten locations worldwide to be designated as an international dark sky reserve.

Dark sky status is only awarded to locations with the highest quality of night air making them ideal for stargazing.

Emyr Williams, Chief Executive of Snowdonia National Park Authority said “receiving this designation is very good news for the residents, businesses, visitors and the wildlife of Snowdonia,” Mr Williams went on to say “the quality of the environment will be protected, there will be a new natural attraction to attract new visitors to Snowdonia on quiet periods of the year, the local economy will be improved and the dark sky above Snowdonia will be protected for future generations.”

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