Darkness Tourism with the Dark Sky Ranger
The dark is not as scary as it might seem, especially when you have a Dark Sky Ranger with you.
If you live in a big town or a city you might not have really seen a dark night like we have here in Dumfries and Galloway. If you would like to see what it is really like without streetlights then we can go for a walk after dark, light a fire, make some shelters and possibly do some cooking too. It is great to go out when the sun is just setting and listen for owls, look for bats and see if you can attract moths. I make this an experience for all ages to enjoy whether we see any stars or night time creatures, we can still have fun being out in the dark. I even have special lights that we can use to see by.
I am one of four Biosphere and Dark Sky Rangers who who have the official backing and have been trained by the Galloway Dark Sky Park. We all specialise in slightly different ways of promoting night time experiences. I specialise in moon watching and stargazing for special occasions as well as family friendly activities relating to the night sky, some of which happen in daylight.