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Light pollution

Natural, starry skies are one of the sights which make the Blackdown Hills so special.  The beauty of our galaxy is visible to just 10% of the UK's population, as the level of darkness found in the Blackdowns becomes increasingly rare. Yet even here it is under threat, as more and more artificial light encroaches from roads, houses and businesses, with consequences for people and wildlife.

Fortunately, light pollution is reversible. By reducing light, everyone can help to restore the night sky.

We have produced a series of information sheets to help you minimise light pollution from your home or premises:

1. Light pollution in the Blackdown Hills

2. Light pollution - action for householders

3. Light pollution - action for organisations

The Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership aims to ensure that the area's sense of tranquillity can be enjoyed free from man-made noise and visual intrusion, including unnecessary light.

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