Skyglade at Sheffield Park and Garden

A view of Skyglade at Sheffield Park East Sussex

As you walk on our parkland you may get glimpses of something sculptural but natural, hidden in a copse surrounded by fields. Go through the gate and you will discover Skyglade, a place for pausing and taking in views of the big open sky.

Skyglade has been built from eight 12ft panels of Sussex oak, all taken from the same tree.  The bark has been left on the wood to give them a natural look in-keeping with the veteran oaks that surround them.

Placed at compass points, the panels create a viewing circle we hope to use at our stargazing evenings, but which is available at all times for cloud spotting.

Sheffield Park Skyglade hidden among the trees
Sheffield park Skyglade among the trees

Even if you don't know your cumulus from your altostratus, finding shapes in the clouds is something all ages can enjoy, so look up for a dinosaur, fish or face suspended in the air. Take a moment to lay back and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the countryside.

Open daily dawn to dusk.  Normal admission applies.