See the Stars – Snowdonia Awarded Dark Sky Status

5th February 2016

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales has been awarded Dark Sky Status by the Dark Sky Institute in Arizona, US.

North Wales is known as an area of outstanding natural beauty with valleys, lakes, mountains, and plentiful rain which gives an abundance of grass and greenery – and is now the world’s 10th destination to be recognised as an International dark sky reserve due to its low level of light pollution and high quality night air.

Commercial Director Richard Newton-Jones said: ‘We have long thought that the fresh sea air that blows in from the coast adds to the unique quality of our cheese.

‘It’s great to hear that the air quality in Snowdonia has been recognised and protected to keep the enchantment of this special place in North Wales sacred.’

The award is an impressive accolade that will protect the precious skies above Snowdonia for future generations.