Browse by category

Blog archive

2018September 2018 (4)August 2018 (4)July 2018 (4)June 2018 (3)May 2018 (4)April 2018 (4)March 2018 (4)February 2018 (4)January 2018 (4)2017December 2017 (3)November 2017 (5)October 2017 (3)September 2017 (4)August 2017 (4)July 2017 (4)June 2017 (3)May 2017 (4)April 2017 (3)March 2017 (4)February 2017 (4)January 2017 (4)2016December 2016 (11)November 2016 (11)October 2016 (11)September 2016 (11)August 2016 (10)July 2016 (11)June 2016 (10)May 2016 (11)April 2016 (10)March 2016 (11)February 2016 (11)January 2016 (11)2015December 2015 (14)November 2015 (8)October 2015 (12)September 2015 (9)August 2015 (9)July 2015 (10)June 2015 (9)May 2015 (11)April 2015 (9)March 2015 (10)February 2015 (10)January 2015 (9)2014December 2014 (9)November 2014 (10)October 2014 (10)September 2014 (8)August 2014 (9)July 2014 (6)June 2014 (9)May 2014 (7)
see the stars at Bodmin Moor near our boutique hotel in Cornwall

Tourists coming to Cornwall might not just be seeing the stunning landscapes, but also the stars. Bodmin Moor, which is close to our boutique hotel in Cornwall, hopes to become an international Dark Sky Park and attract more tourism.

Edwina Hannaford, spokesperson for County Hall, said: "Bodmin Moor is probably one of the last areas that is still wild, there are very few areas in the UK that are still wild, it is really about enjoying that natural environment, and it will encourage people to experience that and come to Cornwall.

"Not only will it mean that we could have a better look at the stars and the universe, but it could attract more visitors and that has a knock-on economic impact for small rural businesses."

The Campaign to Protect Rural England hopes the Dark Sky plan will lead the way on cutting light pollution across Cornwall. The designation of Bodmin Moor being a Dark Sky Park is comparable to having World Heritage Site status.

There are currently only three other Dark Sky Parks in the UK: The Elan Valley Estate in Wales, Galloway Forest Park in Scotland and Northumberland National Park and Keilder Water and Forest Park in England.

If the bid goes ahead, Bodmin Moor residents and businesses will be provided with a guide to dark sky friendly lighting. Though no-one is required to change their lights, officials say it will encourage people to turn off unneeded lights and have lighting fit for purpose.

International Dark Sky Parks must be protected area of land, demonstrate high quality night sky, and also provide an awareness and education opportunity. As Bodmin Moor is already a place of outstanding natural beauty, a Dark Sky status could be inevitable.

A visit to Bodmin Moor is a must for any avid stargazers or astronomers staying at our boutique hotel in Cornwall.

Other posts you may like:

Poldark brining couples to Cornwall for romantic breaks

The best place for seeing bluebells in Cornwall

Tagged under: Fowey   Cornwall   News