Cranborne Chase is home of Outstanding Dark Night Skies as well as Natural Beauty
The Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can celebrate the fact that more than 50% of the 380 square miles of the AONB still has the lowest levels of light pollution in England - and the rest of the Chase is not far behind.
In fact, the Chase is one of the best places to stargaze in England. The Chasing Stars website has been created to support the AONB's campaign to achieve official Dark Sky Reserve status. This status not only means that the stars are clearer - it means benefits to local tourism and producers as well as small businesses. It is also of great benefit to wildlife.
There are currently only two other areas in England that have been formally recognised for their low levels of light pollution, namely Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve and Northumberland Dark Sky Park. With your help Cranborne Chase AONB could be the third.