Moon bathing at Whinlatter Forest

Moon bathing at Whinlatter Forest

Monday 26th February 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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

There is something truly delicious about the feeling of moonlight against your skin, as if it is nourishing your very soul.

Moon bathing is a take on the classic practice of forest bathing, by the light of the moon – a gentle, sensory and mindful walk in the moonlight, embracing the darkness of the forest and opening up our awareness to the night sky. We connect with the energy of the moon phase with a short meditation and ritual.

The moon on this day will be 92% full in the waning gibbous phase.

The silvery moonlight has a wonderfully soothing effect. Gazing up at the dark sky we see the vastness of the universe with stars millions of miles away. Accompanied by the moon and her light shining on the world below, this can bring a sense of awe and wonder, releasing dopamine our feel-good reward hormone into our bodies, lowering stress levels, and even enhancing our immune system. How awesome is that?

Please note that this has already taken place on 26/02/2024


Event organiser

Forestry England

Forestry England is organising this event

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


Event booking

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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.



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