Tired of nights as black as a raven’s wing? Then turn the tables on winter’s long evenings by running or walking in one of the Britain’s dark sky zones.
These extraordinary areas are free from the light pollution that corrupts the beauty of night skies full of stars. Galloway Forest in Scotland was Britain’s first Dark Sky Park; Exmoor National Park is Europe’s first Dark Sky Reserve; and 1,500 square kilometres of Northumberland are now designated a Dark Sky Park.
If you want to observe constellations, Northumberland Coast AONB is organising a series of star-gazing events.