Folk in the Forest

Folk in the Forest


Organizer: Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre

Name: Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Phone: 01768 778469

Email: [email protected]



Whinlatter Pass
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5TW

Price Notes

Payment via donation - suggested amounts £3 - £10. Please pay what you can afford. Book tickets here:


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


A series of folk music sessions with a difference - set in the glorious surroundings of the forest, showcasing local artists and with opportunities to join in yourself. The combined magic of music and nature is an unforgettable experience, and a great way to connect with others through music.

Each evening starts with floor spots, followed by special guests, and we finish the evening with an open session - bring an instrument or a song to share. If the weather's favourable, we'll have the event outdoors on the verandah, so dress warmly! If the weather's bad, we'll move indoors to the cafe.

Tickets by donation - suggested amounts £3 - £10. Please pay what you can afford, and help us keep prices low for those facing financial hardship.

Cafe Ambio will be serving delicious food from 17:00 so enjoy a hearty meal followed by some great entertainment.

Special Guests

Oct 7th Folk Circle

With Dave Camlin, Mark Newport, Neil & Yvonne Reay-Bennett (from Tryckster) + special guest Gareth Wilkins (harp). Weaving together a shared love of folk tunes from the UK, Ireland and beyond, as well as original compositions.

Nov 4th Dark Skies Sing

Magical sounds for Cumbria’s Dark Skies Festival, with the sweet harmonies of Sing Owt! and Wild Chorus filling the forest. 

Dec 2nd Light in the Darkness

Warming evening of stories and songs with a show put together by the Tatie Pot artists' collective (story-teller Jessie McMeekin with Dave Camlin, Angie Power and Gilli Goodfellow), and perfomed with Sing Owt! and Wild Chorus community choirs.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
07/10/2023 07/10/2023 Start 7pm
04/11/2023 04/11/2023 Start 7pm
02/12/2023 04/11/2023 Start 7pm