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Supporting Partners

We worked closely with national partners who hosted a number of events on their land or in landscapes that they manage, and who also provided valuable information about ecology, land use and conservation requirements that enabled Green Space Dark Skies’ events to take place at locations across the UK.

National Trust

The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people: Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley, who saw the importance of the nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy.

Sea Holly and grass on the side of a sand dune in Whiteford Burrows.

Photo: National Trust, David Noton

National Trust Logo with a winding path in background - Minnowburn County Down

Held at places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, looked after by National Trust

Today, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we continue to look after places so people and nature can thrive.

We’re working to create homes for wildlife, tackle climate change and bring nature back to our towns and cities – to create a healthier, more beautiful, natural environment.

Natural England

Natural England is the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. We help to protect and restore our natural world.

Broads National Park, house in distance reflected in water at sunset

Photo: Geoffrey Tibbenham

Natural England Logo with Dartmoor National Park in background

Natural England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Our purpose is to help conserve, enhance and manage the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development.

Our vision is ‘Thriving Nature for people and planet’ and we aim to achieve this through our mission ‘Building partnerships for Nature’s recovery’.