Iping Common

Iping, Near Trotton, West Sussex, GU31

Location description

Car parking location for Iping Common, over a hundred hectares of open heathland managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust with good dark skies above.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites are locations accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. They often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Iping Common

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there has been 1 event which was on 21st February 2017 organised by Hampshire Astronomical Group.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Iping Common can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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