Bignor Hill Car Park

Bignor, Pullborough, RH20 1PR

Location description

This National Trust car park within the Slindon Estate offers easy access onto the South Downs Way. It is a free car park with surrounding vistas making it ideal for stargazing. The location can be accessed through the village of Bignor via the southbound "no through road". Nominated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site by South Downs National Park.


Dark sky discovery site

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


Tonight's weather forecast

18/06/19
19:00
15°
55%
18/06/19
22:00
15°
21%
19/06/19
01:00
13°
8%
19/06/19
04:00
13°
12%
Weather forecast for Littleton Down (2.15 miles away) updated 18/06/19 at 20:00.

Location 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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Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Bignor Hill Car Park

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.

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Bignor Hill Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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