Forty Friends Reach the Isle of Wight’s Highest Point at Midnight
Green Time joined up with Asian Global UK to bring a brand new project to the Isle of Wight called Karnabal – Carnival – Karnaval.
The weekend from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September 2023 was packed with fun activities. From exploring nature and the natural beauty of the Isle of Wight to creativity, dance, carnival and healthy cultural food.
Friday night started with 40 friends from around the UK joining Mark for a guided midnight walk.
The group was in high spirits as they walked to the highest point on the Isle of Wight. First they climbed the steep grassy slope of Nansen Hill to see the spectacular night views out over Sandown Bay and the English Channel.
The group then walked on to climb St Boniface Down with its summit of 241 metres being the highest point on the island.
The island located in the south of England has dark skies with little light pollution. The group could star gaze at the Milky Way with Cassiopeia, Orion and the Plough. Jupiter was bright and the moon was very clear, dazzling in the ink-black sky.
While gazing at the stars across Shanklin Down the group took in panoramic night views from Beachy Head to the east, Portsmouth and the Solent to the north and the Isle of Portland to the west.
An ideal opportunity for night photos to be captured:
The history of Nansen Hill is available at the Gift to Nature website
Karnabal – Carnival – Karnaval blends creativity, dance, the natural outdoors and friendship to enhance positive emotional wellbeing and mental health.