Cumbria Dark Skies Festival 2022

Cumbria Dark Skies Festival 2022

Saturday 12th February 2022 from 00:00am to Saturday 26th February 2022 00:00am

Stargazing festival by Friends of the Lake District

The Cumbria Dark Skies Festival takes place between the 12th and 26th February 2022. It features a wide variety of events, all celebrating the fabulous dark skies above the region.

Enjoy a dark skies stroll through Whinlatter Forest, go UV rock pooling on the West Coast, connect with the Universe at wellbeing events, you can also brush up on your photography skills with an evening of astrophotography. In addition, online sessions encompass Astro-tourism and even an online planetarium show!

On Saturday 26th February is the Ambelside and Grasmere ‘Big Switch off‘ where residents and businesses will be invited to switch off and enjoy the stars on the night.

Go Stargazing is pleased to support the festival by featuring their practical astronomy and outdoor events. For a full line up see the official Cumbria Dark Skies Festival website.

Cumbria Dark Skies Festival is a partnership of Friends of the Lake District, Cumbria Tourism, Forestry England, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and the Lake District National Park.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/02/2022

Map of events


List of events

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    Port of Southampton, Southampton, SO14 3GG

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  • Leighton Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Leighton Observatory - Pex Hill, Widnes, WA8 5QW

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  • Cranborne Chase Astronomy Club meeting or observing

    Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 19:15pm to 21:00pm

    Grosvenor Arms Hotel - Shaftesbury, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA

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  • Introduction to Astronomy Course

    Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 19:15pm to 21:00pm

    Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, CB3 0HA

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  • Blackpool & District Astronomical Society Meeting

    Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Blackpool Cricket Club, Blackpool, FY3 9EQ

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  • Carolian Astronomy Society meeting

    Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    King Charles School, Kidderminster, DY10 1XA

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  • Leeds Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Quaker Meeting House - Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9DX

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  • Salford Observatory open evening

    Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Salford Observatory, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

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  • Castle Point Astronomy Club meeting

    Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    St Michael and All Angels Church, Hadleigh, SS7 2UW

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  • Hertford Astronomy Group meeting

    Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, AL10 9AA

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Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Brookfield Guest House – Keswick

    Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4LJ (4.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Near Howe

    Mugrisdale, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SH (10.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Greenah Bed & Breakfast

    Matterdale, Thackthwaite, Cumbria, CA11 0SA (12.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Quiet Site

    Ullswater, Bennett Head, Cumbria, CA11 0LS (13.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Todd & Gunn Cottages

    Wasdale, Santon Bridge, Cumbria, CA19 1UX (15.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Cambridge House Hotel – Millom

    1 Cambridge Street, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 5BD (27.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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