Dark Skies Cumbria

Saving Our Night Skies

Cumbria's dark skies allow us to see the natural wonder of the stars, but are also critical for the health wildlife and our own natural well-being. Sadly light pollution in Cumbria is increasing each year, threatening to obscure our view of the stars and blinding and confusing animals so they can’t feed or find a mate. We need urgent action now to stop light pollution. Stargazers, photographers, wildlife lovers and local communities… please help.


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The Lake District and Cumbria offers some of the most spectacular and precious skyscapes in England and we want you to join us on an interstellar adventure. Download our Dark Sky Discovery Pack and get started today!

5 - 7pm, Wednesday 16 February 2022

Location: Parton Beach, Parton, Near Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 6NY

Event details

Meeting point:
Meet at Parton Beach car park

Cost: £5.

About the event

Join Cumbria Wildlife Trust for a night-time adventure exploring Cumbria coastal critters! We'll start with a sunset walk along the beach, exploring the strandline and the fascinating treasures we find there, before heading up to the rockpools with our UV torches, and seeing what our favourite rockpool creatures look like in a whole new light! Warm clothes and sturdy footwear are essential and children must be supervised by an adult.

Come along for an evening of adventure and discovery beneath the starry skies as part of Cumbria's Dark Skies Festival.

Booking essential

This event is also part of the awareness raising work of My Local Catch, a sustainable fishing project based in Whitehaven supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Event run by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.