Dark Skies Friendly - Accommodation Providers

Dark Skies Friendly Accommodation Providers Checklist


Please answer the questions below. If you would like to provide more information about any of your responses, please use the box at the end of this form. This award is applicable to registered North York Moors Tourism Network businesses who will be listed (for free) on the North York Moors National Park website. By signing this document you are committing to meeting the essential criteria at all times. Once accepted you will be awarded “Dark Skies Friendly” status and issued with two logos and guidelines for use. Any business reported not to be complying with the essential criteria may be removed from the scheme and will be asked to remove all logos and references at their own cost.


Essential Criteria:

We are based in the North York Moors National Park or wider influence area* and will promote dark skies activities and events via our website, social media and other forms of marketing where possible. See


We have joined the North York Moors Tourism Network and will promote the dark skies friendly initiative and other dark skies friendly businesses wherever possible/appropriate. This might include activity providers or venues.


Our guests/customers can enjoy dark skies activities or events at our premises or close by.


We are flexible with guests and allow late returns. Where possible we allow requests for late check out or breakfasts. This includes considering how they will interact with other guests i.e. returning late and making noise.


We provide guests with a check-list of what to bring to enjoy dark skies and stargazing events.


We provide equipment that guests can use to view the stars and to aid enjoyment – e.g. blankets, deck chairs, binoculars, red torches, telescopes etc. *Please provide photos.


We provide reference information: e.g. leaflets, star charts, books, websites, apps and places to stargaze across the North York Moors. *Please provide photos.


We are proactive in reducing light pollution on our property and in our community. We will support and promote the National Park’s dark skies friendly lighting initiatives.


Upon successful application we will display the dark skies friendly logo and North York Moors National Park partnership logo** on our website. This will include the relevant links to NYM web pages.


You may also wish to consider:

Providing packed meals or facilities for refreshments on return. These facilities can be chargeable.


Giving advice and tips (e.g. paint normal torches with red nail varnish).


Please use this box to add any extra information about your responses above


**If you have not previously applied for a Partnership logo, please choose one of the following:


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Your Full Name:


Business website:


Name of Your Business:


Email: (please double check it is correct)


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