This event happened in the past (2019 edition)

Stargazing With Mark Thompson

In Association with Norfolk Trails

This is an event from the 2019 edition

Beginning in Burnham Deepdale, we will walk a short 1¼ miles out along a section of the Norfolk Coast Path to meet astronomer, TV presenter and Norwich Science Festival patron, Mark Thompson, for some stargazing and a fascinating talk. The walk will follow the same route back and finish at Deepdale Cafe – the cafe will be open to serve hot drinks and snacks afterwards. Walk suitable for most levels of fitness.

In association with Norfolk Trails – part of Norfolk Walking & Cycling Festival.

Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival

This event is weather dependent and we obviously very much hope for a clear sky on the night! In the instance that we experience cloud cover, Mark’s talk will take place at Deepdale Backpackers and Camping in the lovely Brick Barn.

We will be walking along a floodbank at night – remember to wrap up warm, wear good walking shoes and bring a torch if you have one!

Deepdale Backpackers and Camping is open all year round for those wishing to extend their stay after the event has finished –

The 2019 Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival is hosted by Coastal Treasures, a Coastal Communities funded project. Coastal Treasures is a collaborative project between Norfolk County Council Norfolk Trails and Lynn Museum which focuses on heritage led walking and cycling routes in Northwest Norfolk.

This event is suitable for most levels of fitness i.e. short distance walks (under 3 miles) over even terrain. Dogs on leads welcome. There is a bus stop adjacent to Deepdale Café serviced by Lynx Coastliner service 36 (please check timetables online). Car parking is available in the Dalegate Market car park and Hostel car park. Remember to wrap up warm and wear good walking shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy! Toilets available at start and end of walk.

Image: Steve Ullathorne

Thursday 24 October
Venue: Deepdale Backpackers and Camping
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 10+