Glow worm walk

Is a glow worm really a worm? Why do they shine? How can an insect produce light? Learn the answers to these questions and more by joining the rangers for a nocturnal promenade under the moon and stars at Figsbury Ring.

  • Booking essential

On this evening adventure, you can watch the curtain of night fall around us atop the ancient hillfort of Figsbury Ring, as we hope to meet some extraordinary creatures. Join us in twilight and listen as the rangers introduce the magical glow worm, before heading out into the gradually darkening landscape to search for their charming luminescence.

Whilst they seem exotic or even fairy-tale, glow worms (Lampyris noctiluca) are a relatively common species native to the UK with a preference for grassland and woodland edges. Far away from light pollution, Figsbury Ring is an easily-accessible spot with a well-established population of glow worms. You won't want to miss it!

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £8.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Meeting point
Please meet at the Figsbury Ring car park. Signposted from the A30 just east of the Pitton turning. Note that this is a rough access track.
What to bring and wear
Please bring warm clothing and a torch.
Accessibility
This event will include walking over some rough ground.
Other
Please note that the event will need to be cancelled if we experience bad weather as glow worms to not fly or glow in the rain. If the event is cancelled, a full refund will be offered.

Contact Info

Name
Hazel Barry-Scott
Email
Hazel.Barry-Scott@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01672 538036

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Landscape walk - East of Avebury circuit

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This guided walk takes you out of the stone circle towards the Ridgeway, taking in prehistoric round barrows before returning by the Avenue.

Glow worm walk

Fri 08 Jul 2022
21:45-23:00
Is a glow worm really a worm? Why do they shine? How can an insect produce light? Learn the answers to these questions and more by joining the rangers for a nocturnal promenade under the moon and stars at Figsbury Ring.

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11:00-16:00
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