Dark Skies Forest Bathing at Whinlatter - Winter Solstice

Dark Skies Forest Bathing at Whinlatter - Winter Solstice

Sunday 18th December 2022 from 14:00pm to 17:00pm

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

Experience the beauty of the forest at night with this sensory forest bathing session with the team from Lakeland Wellbeing accompanied by Dark Skies Ambassador Jen Grange. A magical adventure, the dark heightens our senses enveloping us in a host of new and exciting experiences.

Our slow and mindful journey through the forest allows us to open our awareness to nighttime sounds, nocturnal wildlife, dark skies and hopefully plenty of stars. Seeking out the planets and constellations, we may be lucky enough to see the Milky Way before engaging in mindful stargazing as we lie back and look up at the night sky.

You will require a reasonable level of mobility for this activity. We will be walking approx 2km on trails and uneven ground.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/12/2022

Event booking

Please contact Lakeland Wellbeing for all enquiries.

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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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