Dark Skies Walk - Festive Edition

Dark Skies Walk - Festive Edition


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 £12 (over 12s) 1 adult & up to 2 under 12s £18 2 adults and up to 3 under 12s £30 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.




Ever wondered how Santa navigates the skies on Christmas Eve? Join Jo from JAG Outdoors for a guided walk around the forest and look for the stars that help Santa find his way!

The walk will cover 3-4 miles of trails, and weather permitting, there will be stops for some amazing star gazing opportunities. As an amateur astronomer Jo 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
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.

You may want to bring a flask of warm drink and maybe a snack, 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.

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.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
22/12/2023 22/12/2023 Start 5.30pm
23/12/2023 24/12/2023 Start 5.30pm