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.
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Weather forecast for Whinlatter Visitor Centre (1.0 miles away) updated 24/01/22 at 12:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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Below is a list of events at Whinlatter Forest Park - Forestry Commission. View these events on a calendar.