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!
Event ticket prices
- 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.
- This event will include walking over some rough ground.
- 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.