Dark skies festival trail run

Dark skies festival trail run

Contact

Organizer: Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre

Name: Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Phone: 01768 778469

Email: whinlatter@forestryengland.uk

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

Address

Whinlatter Pass
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria,
Keswick
CA12 5TW

Price Notes

Suitable for anyone over the age of 14 £12 per person For more information or to book contact JAG Outdoors: jo.jagoutdoors@gmail.com 07932 015383 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jag-outdoors

Direction

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

Details

Join us as part of Cumbria's Dark Skies festival.

Enjoy a guided trail run through the forest as night draws in. If you are a bit nervous about running in the dark, or just enjoy some company, join us in a head torch lit adventure.

We will hopefully see some stars, look for well known constellations and other features of the night sky. We will also experience the very different sounds and sights of the forest after dark.

The run will be at an easy pace, with a chance to enjoy the experience. The route will be tailored to the group on the night, but will last around 90 minutes with breaks. Stronger runners can complete extra loops or run backs at certain points if they wish. The route will be on various terrains including forest road, tracks and paths.

Come dressed for running in the weather we get on the night, with trail shoes recommended. Bring some water and/or snacks if you want to carry them. We recommend having an extra layer with you, and leaving a warm layer and a flask of hot drink back at the car in case its a cold/wet evening.

Head torches recommended, but any torch is fine. We do have a few that can be borrowed for £2.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
12/11/2021 12/11/2021 Start 6.15pm