Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling, Brighton, Sussex, BN6

Highest point in Sussex with 360 degree views from the summit, free parking after 6pm. Great spot to get out of town and view starry skies.


Ditchling Beacon is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 15/06/24

    12° 2%
  • 15/06/24

    12° 34%
  • 16/06/24

    11° 7%
  • 16/06/24

    11° 8%

Weather forecast for Ditchling Beacon (0.1 miles away) updated 15/06/24 at 12:00.




Events nearby

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  • Wadhurst and Tunbridge Wells Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 19th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Beechwood School - Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3QD (23.6 miles away)

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  • Worthing Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Wednesday 19th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Emmanuel United Reformed Church - Worthing, Worthing, BN11 4SD (13.7 miles away)

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  • Summer Solstice with Lewes Astronomical Society

    Thursday 20th June 2024 from 19:45pm to 22:30pm

    Malling Down Nature Reserve, Lewes, BN8 5RH (6.4 miles away)

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  • Crawley Astronomical Society meeting

    Friday 21st June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    The Haven Centre - Crawley Down, Crawley, RH10 4LJ (15.6 miles away)

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  • Wealden Astronomers monthly meeting and observing

    Friday 28th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, BN27 1RN (19.5 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Foot of the Downs

    Fulking, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9LP (5.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Littleton Farm Campsite

    Upwaltham, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0LX (23.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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