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Cumbria Dark Skies Festival forest walk

Cumbria Dark Skies Festival forest walk

Friday 25th February 2022 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

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

Join the Forestry England team at Whinlatter for this event taking place as part of Cumbria’s Dark Skies Festival 2022.

Enjoy a walk through the forest as night draws in and hopefully, weather permitting, see some stars. You’ll look for well-known constellations and other features of the night sky, and you be provided star maps.

This forest walk is an excellent event for all of the family, suitable for guests six months old to over six decades! An entry fee applies.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 25/02/2022


Event organiser

Forestry England

Forestry England is organising this event

Please contact Forestry England directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

It is not necessary to pre-book for this event. More details are available on the visitlakedistrict.com website.

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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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