Festive 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 essential £10 adults £15 1 adult and 1 under 12 years old £25 2 adults and 1 under 12 years old Contact JAG Outdoors to book: jo.jagoutdoors@gmail.com or call 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 from JAG Outdoors for a walk around the forest at night.

Covering 3-4 miles of trails, and weather permitting there will be 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.

Please be aware 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 we can offer you the option to return to the Visitor Centre if you or your little people are tired. This will be self guided. Dogs and children welcome.

Wear clothes suitable for the weather and being outside
Bring a torch per person if possible
A warm drink and a snack is a good idea, especially if bringing children
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

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
12/12/2020 12/12/2020 Start 6.15pm