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!

4.45pm - 7.45pm Wednesday 16 February 

A tranquil night-time canoe paddle on Coniston Water, enjoying the beauty and vastness of the night sky in the heart of the Lake District. 

The guided canoe tour will start in the daylight, giving you time to get to grips with paddling the canoe.

We will find a secluded bay enjoy a hot brew and watch as the sun sets over the magnificent mountain scenery.

Once the sun has set, we will continue our canoe journey stopping along the way to look up and marvel at the stars, identify some constellations and see the beauty of the Milky Way.

Location - Coniston Water - Meet Brown Howe Car park.

Coniston Village is a 15-minute drive from Brown Howe Car Park.

The nearest shops are in Coniston. The nearest pubs are 10 minute drive away in Torver. There are toilets located in the car park. Please note - these are closed in the colder months due to freezing.

Cost: £49

Please book through Path to Adventure's website:

Path to Adventure