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Glow worm walk at Figsbury Ring, near Salisbury

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 and talk under the moon and stars at Figsbury Ring.

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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 give a presentation about 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 a relatively accessible spot with a well-established population of glow worms.

Please dress warmly and bring a torch.

Please note: this event does not take place at Avebury, but at Figsbury Ring, near Salisbury.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
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 in the dark.

Other

Please note that the event will need to be cancelled if we experience bad weather as glow worms do not fly or glow in the rain. If the event is cancelled, a full refund will be offered.

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