Glow Worm Glen

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Glow Worm Glen

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Duration
1 hour
Duration
Short walk
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Medium

Finding the way

Finding the walk to glow worm glen is rather easy, with a starting point from two possible locations. For close parking to town, park your car near the end of William street and walk to the end part of the street. You will notice a sign indicating the walk, the marked trail leads from here.

Glow worm glen is home to an amazing light display when the glow-worms come out at night, the walk is about an hour return without taking into account viewing time. The best season to see the worms is during summer from December to February. It is recommended that you start your walk at dusk, right as the sun is going down so that you have light on your way down and that it is dark by the time you reach the glen. Remember that it is going to be pitch black on your return so take some torches with you.

For your benefit

When approaching the glen be quiet and lower your lights or turn them off as the worms are sensitive to light and noise. Look closely at some of the fungus growing near the base of the trees, you will notice that even the fngus glows in the dark.

Even during the day glow worm glen is a lovely place to visit and worth checking out while in the area as there are a lot of nice walks close by such as Fair bower falls and Erith coal mine.

It should also be noted that there is no guarantee that there will be many if any glow worms out, some times even during summer nights not all the glow worms will be shinning, more often then not though if you go there will be plenty of glow worms out to see. Its defiantly worth the risk.

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Duration
1 hour

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Short walk
Duration
Medium
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