Dark Skies Walk


Organizer: Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre

Name: Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Phone: 01768 778469

Email: whinlatter@forestryengland.uk

Website: https://www.forestryengland.uk/whinlatter


Whinlatter Pass
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5TW

Price Notes

Booking is essential as places are limited £8 for all over 12 years £12 Adult + under 12s £15 for 2 x over 12 tickets £18 for 2 over 12 tickets + under 12s Contact JAG Outdoors to book your place: contact@jagoutdoors.net 07932 015383


From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.


Join Jo Gruchy from JAG Outdoors at Whinlatter Forest for a walk around the forest at night.

The walk will cover 3-4 miles of trails, and weather permitting, a stop for some amazing star gazing opportunities. As an amateur astronomer Jo can help you have some fun finding the major constellations and she will have star maps and guides on hand. The route will be on a range of surfaces and may be wet and muddy.

There are 3 points, after about 2 miles, at which Jo can offer you the option to return to the Visitor Centre if you or your children are tired. This will be self guided. 

Children under 12 must be within reach of their responsible appropriate adult at all times
Older children must have an over 18 on site for the event
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Bring a torch per person if possible, a red filter is ideal for when you stop to star gaze otherwise we will be turning the torches off!!
Dogs are welcome.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
28/10/2020 28/10/2020 Start 6.15pm