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The South Downs National Park Authority is keen to support opportunities that benefit the local economy and invite you to join our Dark Skies Welcome scheme.
The star-studded skies overhead are as valuable as the beautiful rolling landscapes of the South Downs and in 2016 the South Downs National Park became the world’s 13th International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR).
Our Dark Skies Welcome scheme helps you to attract new visitors interested in stargazing, astrophotography, nightscape walks, nocturnal wildlife and Dark Skies events, and to extend the tourism season during the winter and spring seasons when the dark nights are longer.
Will you offer a warm welcome to Dark Skies visitors? This is how the scheme can benefit you: