Laura Sharman 25 August 2015

Devon nature reserves secure Dark Sky status

Devon nature reserves secure Dark Sky status image

Two nature reserves in East Devon have been awarded Dark Sky Discovery Site status.

Car parks at Knapp Copse Local Nature Reserve and Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve have officially been named as great places to watch the night sky due to their good sightlines, lack of light pollution and good public access.

Councillor Iain Chubb, portfolio holder for the environment at East Devon District Council, said: ‘This is a fantastic recognition for two of our slightly more remote sites, and what this really shows is that there are many reasons to visit the East Devon countryside – local nature reserves like Knapp Copse and Trinity Hill aren’t just great spots for a walk with the family, or to see some wildlife, they are also places to take in the most breathtaking view of all – the night sky.’

The council’s application for the status was supported by the Norman Lockyer Observatory, who said it welcomed all efforts to preserve dark skies.

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