Discover the dark skies of Grizedale

Discover the dark skies of Grizedale

Friday 10th November 2023 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Grizedale Forest
Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

Join the team from Forestry England for an introduction to the sights, sounds and stories of Grizedale at night. Knowledgeable and friendly rangers will guide you on a short walk followed by an informal night sky session. Discover the stars above you, try your hand at wildlife spotting and soak up Grizedale’s magical dark skies.

The cost is £10 per person. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear, and bring a torch and binoculars if you have them. Minimum age: 14. No dogs, please.

Book your place by emailing [email protected] or calling 0300 067 4495.

Photo credit: Ben Bush

Please note that this has already taken place on 10/11/2023


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

Book your place by emailing [email protected] or calling 0300 067 4495.

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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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