Dark skies festival - forest walk

Dark skies festival - forest 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

Adults and children 12 and over £10 Self propelled children under 12 £5 No charge for carried children Booking essential. Book here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/jag-outdoors


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


Join us as part of Cumbria's Dark Skies festival. Enjoy a walk through the forest as night draws in. We will hopefully see some stars, look for well known constellations and other features of the night sky. Star maps will be provided.

We will also experience the very different sounds and sights of the forest after dark.

The route is 3-4 miles on good trails. We will have volunteers on hand to help manage the group, and they can help you return to your car early if you need too.

Come wrapped up for the weather, bring a flask or snacks if you want too. Head torches with a red filter for star gazing ideal, but any torch is fine. There will be a stop around half way, or enjoy a warm drink when you've finished.

All welcome, we've had guests from 6 months to over 6 decades! Very young children may find it a bit scary if not used to being outside in the dark.

Booking essential
Wear clothes suitable for the weather and being outdoors
Head torches with a red filter for star gazing ideal, but any torch is fine

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
19/02/2022 19/02/2022 Start 6pm
25/02/2022 25/02/2022 Start 6pm