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    Colin
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    The first link is a brief video off the BBC News website

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cumbria-47124620/lake-district-may-become-dark-sky-reserve

    The Lake District is a stunning area in the north west of England, Its about 90 minutes from where I live and it where I feel alive! But for night photography it suffers from light pollution caused either settlement or farms, it is very much a working environment, there are so many great images to be taken and any reduction in light pollution would work for me

    https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/dark-skies

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    Colin – this is great news! I was looking at a light pollution map of the UK and it’s so hard to find a good spot of dark skies there. I live in the western US and it’s a short 2 hour drive for me to get into pretty dark skies! I’m sure your new dark sky reserve will be greatly appreciated there!
    Kirk

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    i could head to Kielder forest which is on the English & Scottish border but it mainly managed forest block which does not inspire me, maybe i will set an aim for 2019 to explore fielder more.

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