Friday 27 February 2015

Snowdrop Path

       The snowdrops on the path from the garden were planted by Rod's father many moons ago!
Cottage in distance

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Dark Skies Workshop at Stirk House Gisburn March 12th

The North of England has some of the countries darkest skies. In a light polluted country they are also an economic asset which translates into a unique selling proposition for the tourism sector. Just as people have long been attracted by the our wildlife, landscapes and historic sites, now the stars offer another compelling reason to visit.

This workshop will help bed and breakfast, campsite and self-catering owners, inn and hotel managers, tour guides and anyone working in the visitor economy gear up to provide an unforgettable dark sky experience for customers
You will get tips on making your business more dark sky-friendly, marketing stargazing opportunities, learn how others are tapping into the astro-tourism market and get practical advice on buying equipment. You will also be shown how to use telescopes and binoculars and, weather permitting, be able to view amazing stars, galaxies and planets with a mini star party.
This event is supported by the Forest of Bowland AONB, members of the business Network receive a reduced rate.