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Stargazing spot in Norfolk considered one of best in UK

PUBLISHED: 14:39 01 October 2019 | UPDATED: 14:59 01 October 2019

L-R, top, John Cumming, Kelling Heath Estates Manager, and Owen Brazell, L-R, bottom, Keith Venables, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and astronomer, Andrew Robertson. Pictures: supplied by Daniella Carter

L-R, top, John Cumming, Kelling Heath Estates Manager, and Owen Brazell, L-R, bottom, Keith Venables, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and astronomer, Andrew Robertson. Pictures: supplied by Daniella Carter

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A north Norfolk holiday park that is already considered to be one of the UK’s top stargazing spots has again been recognised for keeping its skies dark.

L-R - John Cumming, Kelling Heath Estates Manager receiving the award from Bob Mizon, MBE. 
Pictures: supplied by Daniella CarterL-R - John Cumming, Kelling Heath Estates Manager receiving the award from Bob Mizon, MBE. Pictures: supplied by Daniella Carter

Kelling Heath, owned by Blue Sky Leisure, has picked up a Good Lighting Award from the British Astronomical Association's Commission for Dark Skies.

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The latest accolade recognises the park's work over the last 12 months to achieve an 80pc reduction in light pollution at its site in Weybourne, near Holt.

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John Cumming, estates and quality assurance manager, said: "As a park that prides itself on its sustainable approach, we believe in doing everything we can to protect the natural environment around us, and that includes our wondrous night skies."

It comes two years after Kelling was awarded two-star Dark Sky Discovery Site status, meaning the Seven Stars of the Orion constellation and the Milky Way are visible to the naked eye on a clear night.


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