Places to stargaze in South Downs Dark Sky Reserve

The South Downs National Park was awarded Dark Sky Reserve status in May 2016. This status will ensure the region’s light pollution remains under control if not reduced. Given its location in the South of England the skies are surprisingly and wonderfully dark. A number of Dark Sky Discovery Sites are dotted throughout the region giving excellent opportunities to observe the starry skies above. Enthusiastic local Astronomical Societies run frequent public stargazing events across the area.



Stargazing locations in South Downs Dark Sky Reserve

  • Bignor Hill Car Park

    Bignor, Pullborough, RH20 1PH

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Birling Gap

    Birling Gap, Eastbourne, Sussex, BN20 0AB

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Buriton Village Green

    High Street, Buriton, GU31 5RX

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Butser Hill

    Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Near Clanfield, Hampshire, PO8

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Devil’s Dyke

    Devil's Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 8YJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Ditchling Beacon

    Ditchling, Brighton, Sussex, BN6

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Harting Down – National Trust

    B2141, South Harting, GU31 5PN, South East

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Iping Common

    Iping, Near Trotton, West Sussex, GU31

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Kithurst Hill

    Storrington, Worthing, BN18 9LZ

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Old Winchester Hill Nature Reserve

    Old Winchester Hill, Near Corhampton, Hampshire, SO32 3LJ

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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Stargazing accommodation in South Downs Dark Sky Reserve

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