Stargazing Events at Near Howe

With minimal light pollution, big open skies and dazzling starry displays, the Lake District National Park enjoys some of the best stargazing opportunities in the UK.

Here at Near Howe, we’re really excited to be hosting three stargazing weekends over the winter:

  • 10th December 2021 @ 5pm – 13th December @ 10am
  • 7th January @ 5pm – 10th January @ 10am
  • 4th February 2022 @ 5pm – 7th February @ 10am

We’ll be joined by Andy Gray, who is a keen astronomer and a science teacher for 20 years. He’s presented at the North Pennies Stargazing festival since 2015 as well as other venues, so we’re delighted he’ll be joining us.

Andy will be talking about the stars, taking photos of the night sky as well as giving top tips on how to set-up and use a telescope. They’ll also be plenty of time for stargazing (subject to the weather).

If you’d like to book for one of our stargazing weekends, please do so on the website, email us or give us a call. The price includes staying in one of the cottages for the weekend as well as all the dark skies activities. More information about the weekends can be found here

If you’re not able to join us for these weekends, but would like to make the most of the dark skies, you can book one of our dark skies packages. We have two available on a first come basis. The package includes the use of a telescope, binoculars, waterproof rug, blankets, thermos flask with hot chocolate and cups. All cottages are equipped with red torches and stargazing information.

Look out for more blogs on top tips for stargazing – in the meantime, happy stargazing!