Stay up on a summer's eve

Stay up on a summer's eve

Amy Lewis

Summer is the best time to stay up as late as possible: even all night! Find the darkest wild place possible (or use a blindfold) and let your ears and nose ‘see’ what’s around. If you can head to a wooded area, stay on the down-wind side and listen. You’re more likely to hear activity than see it; our woodland friends have a habit of being unseen!

But by far the best thing to do is lie back, look up at a clear night sky and marvel at the awesomeness of space. You’ll never forget that first time you see the milky way, or truly apprehend the vast number of stars. If you fancy giving stargazing a go this map will help you find a really dark place away from urban light pollution.