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Stargazing Experiences

Enjoy a leisurely walk (less than 100 m) to one of the best Orion viewing sites in the Lakes! 

Soak up the delights of the Cumbrian night sky with our stargazing experience. If you’re looking to venture out then stargazing offers the perfect winter activity. With the sky ever changing between October and March you have ample opportunity to spot seasonal constellations while you take in the surrounding beauty of the lakes. Enhance your experience with our stargazing pack complete with homemade sausage rolls, a generous tipple of Whiskey Mac and all of the equipment a star enthusiast could wish for! 

Top Stargazing Tip:

If you’re looking to enjoy stargazing as a family then Winter may be the optimum time with the darkest skies and children not needing to stay up too late to get involved! Be sure to look out for the Quadrantids meteor shower every January and keep your eyes peeled during October and you may just get a glimpse of The Milky Way!

Your Stargazing Pack will include:

A backpack with waterproof rug and blanket 

Map to Allan Bank

Homemade sausage rolls 

 Whiskey Mac ( a delicious mix of blended whisky and green ginger wine)

Red Torch specifically designed with map reading and stargazing in mind, flick between the map & night sky with ease!

Binoculars and star guide

 £15 per guest or £30 for two guests. Hire includes ‘stargrazing’ snacks & all equipment mentioned, simply return your pack to us the following day. Not a hotel guest? Not a problem you can get in touch with us below to reserve your stargazing experience now!  

Keep an eye out for the infamous Orion viewing site in Grasmere, just a short walk away. See below for more information on additional stargazing activities and how to get involved with the Cumbria Dark Skies festival this February.

For more information on things to do in Cumbria visit: https://www.visitlakedistrict.com/ 

Request a room or more information

Please let us know if there’s anything else you wish to discuss or whether you require childrens beds, have any dietary requirements or need a dog friendly room.