Christmas dark skies walk at Whinlatter

Christmas dark skies walk at Whinlatter

Friday 23rd December 2022 from 17:30pm to 19:30pm

Whinlatter Forest Park - Forestry Commission
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Join Jo from JAG Outdoors for a Christmassy night time walk in the forest! We will cover up to 4 miles and hope for some magical clear skies and lots of stars to explore at various points along the route. We can keep an eye out for Santa, use star maps to identify the constellations, or enjoy a cloudier night with a completely different perspective. Tea, coffee, & hot chocolate will available at the end.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome (not appropriate for young puppies due to walk length).

Please come dressed for the weather, while we are hoping for clear skies that will mean cold temperatures! And the Cumbrian weather can also offer many other things. Boots or trail shoes are recommended. Santa hats etc very welcome!

Please note that this has already taken place on 23/12/2022


Event organiser

Forestry England

Forestry England is organising this event

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Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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