Dark Skies Adventure Walk

Dark Skies Adventure Walk


Organizer: Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre

Name: Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Phone: 01768 778469

Email: [email protected]

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


Whinlatter Pass
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5TW

Price Notes

Standard ticket £20 (over 12s) 1 adult & up to 2 under 12s £32 2 adults and up to 3 under 12s £50 Booking essential via JAG Outdoors: 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 Jo from JAG Outdoors for a walk around the forest at night! 

The walk will cover up 5 - 7 miles in the forest and out on to the fell tops just outside the forest bounds, depending on the weather and conditions.   

This is a more challenging event than our standard Dark Skies Walks, taking around 2-3 hours for the walk.   Weather permitting we will be able to stop for some amazing star gazing opportunities. As an amateur astronomer Jo can help you have some fun finding the major constellations and 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.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear (think Cumbria, dark, cold, wet, did I mention cold?!) for the fells, as well as extra layers, a waterproof and some food and drink.

Please bring a torch per person if possible. A red filter is ideal for when we stop to star gaze otherwise we will be turning the torches off!!
Dogs and children welcome - please be aware of the more remote and challenging nature of this walk.  Babies in carriers are able to join for free and sleep away the night.

Please bring a flask of warm drink and a snack or two for yourselves.
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
14/10/2023 14/10/2023 Start 5.45pm
02/12/2023 02/12/2023 Start 5.45pm
27/01/2024 27/01/2024 Start 5.45pm