Dark Sky Festival Stargazing Swim

Dark Sky Festival Stargazing Swim

Wednesday 8th November 2023 from 18:30pm to 19:30pm

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The Lake Rampsbeck Grange Watermillock , Penrith , Cumbria, CA11 0LP, North West

Swim in the lake at night under The Milky Way, the glow of your light-up tow float keeping you company under the stars. Open water swimming specialist, Colin Hill, will be your guide in the water with you. You will experience 20 – 40 mins in the water. The session will take place in the bay in front of the hotel and will include all equipment, safety briefing and guide.

We go out in most weather conditions, if it’s cloudy, we enjoy the inky blackness on the water – it’s a wonderful experience floating in Ullswater at night.

Please note that this has already taken place on 08/11/2023

Event booking

Please see the Visit Lake District Website for booking details.

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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.


Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • The Quiet Site

    Ullswater, Bennett Head, Cumbria, CA11 0LS (1.3 miles away)

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  • Greenah Bed & Breakfast

    Matterdale, Thackthwaite, Cumbria, CA11 0SA (2.5 miles away)

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  • Near Howe

    Mugrisdale, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SH (5.9 miles away)

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  • Brookfield Guest House – Keswick

    Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4LJ (10.6 miles away)

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  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BD (21.7 miles away)

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  • Tarn End Cottages – Talkin Tarn

    Waters Edge, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1BF (22.6 miles away)

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