Located in the heart of the Lake District and under fantastic dark skies Whinlatter Forest makes for an awesome stargazing location. Visit during new moon to see the Milky Way and thousands more stars than you would normally see from a town or city.
Location event organiser
Forestry England organises stargazing events at this location.
Go stargazing site
A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.
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Location light pollution
When to stargaze at Whinlatter Forest Park - Forestry Commission
This location's dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.