Dark Sky Canoeing on Coniston Water

Dark Sky Canoeing on Coniston Water

Saturday 21st October 2023 from 17:10pm to 20:10pm

Brown Howe Car Park - Coniston
Brown Howe, Coniston, Cumbria, LA12 8DW

Experience something truly unique. Join us on a tranquil night-time canoe paddle on Coniston Water and enjoy the beauty and vastness of the night sky in the heart of the Lake District. Expect to meet like-minded people on this magical experience.

​The guided canoe tour will start in the daylight, giving you time to get to grips with paddling the canoe.

We will find a secluded bay, enjoy a hot brew and watch as the sun sets over the magnificent mountain scenery.

Once the sun has set, we will continue our canoe journey, stopping to look up and marvel at the stars, identify some constellations and see the beauty of the Milky Way.

This event occurs as part of the Cumbria Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 21/10/2023


Event organiser

Path to Adventure

Path to Adventure is organising this event

Please contact Path to Adventure directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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