Festival Dark Skies Walk at Whinlatter

Festival Dark Skies Walk at Whinlatter

Thursday 26th October 2023 from 17:30pm to 20:00pm

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

Join Jo from JAG Outdoors for a guided walk around the forest at night.

The walk will cover 3-4 miles of trails, and weather permitting, there will be stops for some amazing star gazing opportunities. As an amateur astronomer, Jo help you have some fun finding the major constellations and will have star maps and guides on hand.

Please be aware the route will be on a range of surfaces and may be wet and muddy. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and torch per person if possible. A red filter is ideal for stopping to stargaze; otherwise, we will turn the torches off. Dogs and children are welcome.

You may want to bring a flask of warm drinks and maybe a snack, especially if bringing children. Children under 12 must be within reach of their responsible, appropriate adult at all times; older children must have an over 18 on-site for the event.

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

Please note that this has already taken place on 26/10/2023

Event organiser

Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing is organising this event

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

Event booking

Please see the Visit Lake District website for more details, including contact details on how to book.

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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.

  • Brookfield Guest House – Keswick

    Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4LJ (4.4 miles away)

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  • Lily Hall – Ennerdale Bridge

    Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AR, North West England (10.0 miles away)

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  • Near Howe

    Mugrisdale, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0SH (10.6 miles away)

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  • Greenah Bed & Breakfast

    Matterdale, Thackthwaite, Cumbria, CA11 0SA (12.7 miles away)

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  • The Quiet Site

    Ullswater, Bennett Head, Cumbria, CA11 0LS (13.8 miles away)

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  • Todd & Gunn Cottages

    Wasdale, Santon Bridge, Cumbria, CA19 1UX (15.3 miles away)

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