20 events took place in UK wild spaces between April and September this year, including seven National Parks and a number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). Locations were kept a secret and only disclosed to those who had signed up to take part in order to protect and minimise the impact of footfall on them.
The project aims to encourage participants and those inspired by the results to share their stories of connection with the countryside, creating a national dialogue about our rights, responsibilities and relationship with nature and landscapes.
A core aim of the project is to explore the access barriers to access green and blue spaces that some groups in society face – updating the discourse sparked by the Kinder Scout Trespass in 1932.
Green Space Dark Skies is a carbon positive project, ultimately removing more carbon from the atmosphere than it produced and aiming to empower those involved to make a difference locally and to become caretakers of nature for the future.