Dark Sky Canoeing on Coniston Water | Path to Adventure

Date(s) - 15/11/2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Outdoor Activities

Dark Sky Canoeing on Coniston Water

Experience something truly unique. Join us on a tranquil night-time canoe paddle on Coniston Water and enjoy the beauty and vastness of the night sky in the heart of the Lake District.

You will start the guided canoe tour in the daylight, giving you time to get to grips with paddling the canoe, but also allowing you to explore the hidden coves and remote islands you can’t get to by foot.

We will find a secluded bay where we will light a small fire and enjoy a well-earned brew and toasted marshmallows, whilst watching the sunset over the magnificent mountain scenery.

Once the sun has set and the stars have joined us, 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.

80% of UK residents live under light-polluted skies and can only see about 30 stars in the night sky. Coniston Water has some of the darkest skies in England. Cumbria is listed in the top 5% of the darkest areas in the whole of Britain. On a clear night, we are lucky enough to be able to see thousands of stars, constellations and the Milky Way just with the naked eye. Making the Lake District one of the most excellent venues in England for star gazing.

Our canoes are designed to fit two participants. If you’re not too confident on the water – not to worry – we can join two canoes together to make a super stable and easy-to-paddle canoe raft.

Meeting point: Brown Howe Car Park, Coniston. LA12 8DW

Price: £52 pp

Duration: 3 hrs

Suitable for: Age 12+

More info & booking: www.pathtoadventure.co.uk/dark-sky-activities-lake-district

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