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Walking Event, from 21 Feb 2020, £6-£9

Whinlatter Dark Skies Walk

Whinlatter Dark Skies Walk



This February come along and join the Whinlatter Dark Skies walk. This guided walk led by Jo Gruchy a qualified and experienced Mountain Leader will help you experience the forest like never before.

The walk will last for approximately 2 hours taking you on a journey up and around the forest taking in the sights, sounds and smells. There will be opportunities to turn off the torches and look to the skies to see the stars and constellations above.

Torches are essential and please wear clothes suitable for walking outside and the weather on the evening. Booking is essential for this walk as places are limited, so please contact Jo directly to book your place for this inaugural event.

Costs are £6 per person or £9.00 for an adult that can bring up to 2 children under 12 years of age. Please note, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be available after the walk.

Sat Nav Postcode: CA12 5TW

By Car
From Keswick, take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite village, turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Whinlatter Visitor Centre signposts for approximately 3 miles

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Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 21 Feb 2020 18:30 to 20:30
Sun 23 Feb 2020 18:30 to 20:30


£6 pp (12+) or £9 for an adult with up to 2 under 12s (adult must be fully responsible for children).


Whinlatter Pass,
CA12 5TW


Plan route to Whinlatter Forest and Visitor Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 225241  Lat: 54.60610 Long: -3.20130

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

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 26 miles from Penrith station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted