There’s something irresistible about gazing up at a vast sky sparkling with stars. All you really need are warm clothes and a clear, dark sky which is why West Sussex is a particularly good choice. With a designated International Dark Sky Reserve, several Dark Sky Discovery Sites and Chichester Planetarium, it’s a great place to come and admire the celestial show.
Pop over to Iping Common, a nature reserve close to the market town of Midhurst with some of the South Downs’ darkest skies. Or visit Devil’s Dyke, tucked behind Brighton and Hove, it’s one of the best spots in the country for viewing the night skies.
From stargazing, astrophotography, nightscape walks, nocturnal wildlife and Dark Skies events we’ve got some great opportunities to help you make the most of our amazing skies. Read our unique itineraries below which offer numerous opportunities to explore West Sussex both day and night.