Whinlatter Forest Park - Forestry Commission

Whinlatter Forest Park - Forestry Commission

Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

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.


Whinlatter Forest Park - Forestry Commission is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Location events organiser

Forestry England

Forestry England organises events at this location

Please contact Forestry England directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 15/06/24

    10° 45%
  • 15/06/24

    10%
  • 16/06/24

    39%
  • 16/06/24

    51%

Weather forecast for Whinlatter Visitor Centre (1.0 miles away) updated 14/06/24 at 20:01.




Events nearby

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  • Cockermouth Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 25th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Friends Meeting House - Cockermouth, Cockermouth, (6.4 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (24.1 miles away)

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  • Sun Watch with Eddington Astronomical Society

    Saturday 6th July 2024 from 14:00pm to 16:00pm

    Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal, Kendal, LA9 4HE (27.5 miles away)

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  • Eden Valley and Penrith Astronomy Group meeting and stargazing

    Thursday 18th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Morland and Newby Village Hall, Penrith, CA10 3AS (24.1 miles away)

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  • Sun Watch with Eddington Astronomical Society

    Saturday 20th July 2024 from 14:00pm to 16:00pm

    Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal, Kendal, LA9 4HE (27.5 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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  • Brookfield Guest House – Keswick

    Penrith Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4LJ (4.4 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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  • Cambridge House Hotel – Millom

    1 Cambridge Street, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 5BD (27.6 miles away)

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