Events

Join us to create magical, memorable moments outdoors

All of the events taking place as part of Green Space Dark Skies are listed below. From April to September, thousands of people will become Lumenators, carrying low impact lights at National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) across the UK at dusk. Click on the listings to discover more about each event and scroll down to find out what’s planned across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Finale is the exciting culmination of Green Space Dark Skies’ series of 20 events across the UK, and will be broadcast in a BBC Countryfile special later this year.

The Finale will take place in September at the four highest mountains in our four nations: Scafell Pike in England, Ben Nevis in Scotland, Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon in Wales and Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.

A ‘Lumenator’ is our name for somebody who carries a low impact light for Green Space Dark Skies. Together, thousands of Lumenators will help us to create magical moments in some of the UK’s beautiful green spaces at dusk. There will be up to 20 different events across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

To protect these amazing places and to make sure we leave no trace of our time there, the exact locations will only be revealed to the people who register to become a Lumenator. There will be no spectators and numbers will be limited so only those who sign up to take part will be there in person on the day.

Following is an interactive map to explore Green Space Dark Skies event locations within the UK

Interactive location map Green Space Dark Skies event locations shown on top of a stylised map of the UK, locations can be clicked to show more information. This information can also be found in the upcoming event listings.

Events across the UK

Explore the map and click locations, or cycle through the list using the arrow buttons above to reveal more information about our events across the UK.

Wales

Gwynedd – North (Trial Event)

Be the first to try out our innovative technology – join our trial event at a beautiful location in North Wales.

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England

Peak District National Park

The first official event takes place at the UK's original National Park, characterised by the brooding, heather-clad uplands of the ‘Dark Peak’ and the rolling, dry stone-walled fields, valleys and rivers of the ‘White Peak’. 

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Northern Ireland

Lagan Valley AONB – County Down

Our first event in Northern Ireland takes us to the peaceful haven of the Lagan Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), close to Belfast.

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Wales

Gower AONB – City and County of Swansea

Found on the Welsh coast, the Gower was the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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England

Dartmoor National Park – Devon

Become a Lumenator and join us on a journey into Dartmoor National Park, a wild and unique landscape forged by time. 

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England

Exmoor National Park – Devon and Somerset

Experience the stunning landscapes of Exmoor National Park.

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England

Dorset AONB

Join hundreds of other Lumenators on a midsummer evening to experience Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This event is produced by Activate Performing Arts, working with a talented local creative team.

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England

Broads National Park – Norfolk and Suffolk

This magical event will take place on water.

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Northern Ireland

Sperrin AONB – County Tyrone

Sign up to become a Lumenator at the AONB, in the heart of Northern Ireland.

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Northern Ireland

Causeway Coast AONB – County Antrim

Join us at this gathering to celebrate nature and the beautiful, rugged scenery of the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Wales

Brecon Beacons National Park – South Wales

Carry a light in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons National Park. 

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England

The Chilterns AONB – Bedfordshire

The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is protected for being one of the finest areas of countryside in the UK. Join us as a Lumenator and enjoy its spectacular landscapes.

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Wales

Anglesey

Make amazing art outdoors in the stunning location of Anglesey. 

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Scotland

Cairngorms National Park – Highlands

Join us on one of our groundbreaking journeys into the landscape and discover Scotland's Cairngorms National Park at dusk. 

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England

Scafell Pike: Lake District National Park

Be a part of our Four Peaks Finale at Scafell Pike

More info: Scafell Pike: Lake District National Park
Scotland

Ben Nevis: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe NSA

Join us in creating amazing art at Ben Nevis for our Four Peaks Finale

More info: Ben Nevis: Ben Nevis and Glen Coe NSA
Wales

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon): Parc Cenedlaethol Eyri/Snowdonia National Park

We will not be recruiting Lumenators, Green Space Dark Skies will be working with local performers to create an artwork for the Finale on Snowdon.

More info: Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon): Parc Cenedlaethol Eyri/Snowdonia National Park
Northern Ireland

Slieve Donard: Mourne AONB

Sign up to become a Lumenator for our Slieve Donard event as part of our Four Peaks Finale

More info: Slieve Donard: Mourne AONB

Walk the Plank is working with each National Park and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to create these events. Each event will depend on the confirmation of landowner permissions, approval of event plans and local stakeholder engagement and therefore event locations and dates may be subject to change.

As a Lumenator, you will be safe, looked after, and guided on your journey. You’ll only need to spend a few hours at the location on the day, and there will be fun things to do. It’s a chance to meet new people and be part of something truly special. Together, we can make history.

Films

As we continue our journey into the landscape, we will be sharing films from every event, as well as stories, photos, music and more. If you take part as a Lumenator, or just want to see what Green Space Dark Skies is getting up to, be sure visit our film pages.

Illuminated kayaks might create circles on a lake. Imagine glowing dancers and tractors tracing patterns across fields. During Ramadan, children carrying their lights might move around the surface of the earth in a game which creates pin pricked patterns. Constellations in our skies could be mapped onto the landscape below.

Walk the Plank
on Green Space Dark Skies
Cyclists riding through woodland tracks at dusk with multi-coloured geolights
internally illuminated canvas bell tents glowing pink on a shoreline