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Steve Burgess
Steve Burgess

Yes 'The Robin Hood Tree' from the Costner movie.

Larry Mendel
Larry Mendel

Is that the sycamore gap near Hadrian's wall? I really want to go there,also famous from the Robin Hood movie.

Janet Moran
Janet Moran

I love this tree. I used to live nearby and saw it on a regular basis.  It was

a wonderful experience living in this part of England.  The lack of light pollution means that on clear nights the heavens seem so close and clear.

I was lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis on one occasion.  It was spell

binding. 

William Shanks
William Shanks

Thanks for the recognition of the latest, and possibly best, dark sky area. However, as a Northumbrian I must point out that this is in England near the border with Scotland.

Tom O'Key
Tom O'Key

Thanks to Everyone behind this great achievement! This is my ancestral homeland and I am very happy to know there is respect and care for the realization that dark skies provide the "only" resource that allows us to know the Stars and our "true" homeland, the Cosmos beyond our Earthly dreams. 

karen h.
karen h.

@William Shanks Umm... it says, " ... northern England."

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