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Dark Skies Walk

GuidedNight-time

Activity

Walking

Availability

Winter

Grade
Guided

Expert Guide

Region

South Downs

Suitability

Couples, Experienced Walkers, Family, Group, Solo Walkers, Beginner

Terrain

Downland

£25.00

  • Expert qualified guide
  • Night-time adventure
  • South Downs
  • Remote location
  • Far reaching views
  • Perfect for astronomy
  • Exploring at night
  • Starry, moonlit skies
  • History and geology insights

In celebration of the annual Dark Skies Festival, we would like to invite you to join us for a series of gentle night-time adventure walks on the South Downs. In May 2016 the South Downs National Park became the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR) and these walks will be around some of the darkest locations in the park.  A true adventure and one not to be missed!

With a hugely experienced and qualified local guide leading the way, venture out into the South Downs National Park and enjoy the vast open skies from viewpoints at some stunning locations. Along the trail, your guide will pause to enlighten you on the fascinating natural history and geology of the area - there may even be time to refine some night navigation skills. While you walk, make the most of the peace and stillness; listen for nocturnal wildlife, soak up the 360 degree panoramas, spot Sussex villages, local landmarks and the coastline, and weather permitting, take the time to wonder at the stars and planets as they appear. With limited light pollution, this Dark Skies Reserve is a great location to test your astronomical knowledge!

After our walk, maybe take the time to visit one of the charming local pubs nearby.

Time: 19.00-21.00

Location: 

18th November - Bignor, near Amberley

9th December - Black Down, near Haslemere

27th January - Iping Common, near Midhurst

Suitable for children aged 10+ and must be accompanied by an attending adult, one per child.

NB Everyone attending must bring a head torch or similar.