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Whinlatter Forest Park - Forestry Commission

Whinlatter Forest Park - Forestry Commission

Braithwaite, Keswick, 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

  • 29/11/21

    62%
  • 29/11/21

    58%
  • 30/11/21

    85%
  • 30/11/21

    81%

Weather forecast for Whinlatter Visitor Centre (1.0 miles away) updated 29/11/21 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Eddington Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 2nd December 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Kendal Museum, Kendal, LA9 6BT (27.3 miles away)

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  • Stargazing in the Lake District at Finsthwaite

    Sunday 5th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Finsthwaite Village Hall, Finsthwaite, LA12 8BP (24.8 miles away)

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  • Stargazing Weekend at Near Howe

    Friday 10th December 2021 from 17:00pm to Monday 13th December 2021 10:00am

    Near Howe, Penrith, CA11 0SH (10.6 miles away)

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  • Eddington Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 6th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Kendal Museum, Kendal, LA9 6BT (27.3 miles away)

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  • Stargazing Weekend at Near Howe

    Friday 7th January 2022 from 17:00pm to Monday 10th January 2022 10:00am

    Near Howe, Penrith, CA11 0SH (10.6 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Brookfield Guest House – Keswick

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Near Howe

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Greenah Bed & Breakfast

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Quiet Site

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Todd & Gunn Cottages

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • La Ruche Bed & Breakfast

    29 Thorpefield, Sockbridge, CA10 2JN (18.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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