Dark Skies Walk
11 February 2022
19:00 to 21:00
In celebration of the annual Dark Skies Festival, Pied a Terre would like to invite you to join us for a gentle night-time adventure walk on the South Downs.
In May 2016 the South Downs National Park became the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR) and this walk will be around one 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 onto the hills above Bignor and enjoy the vast open skies from this stunning viewpoint.
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.
Location: Bignor, West Sussex
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.