Event details

Events at Grizedale - Tour starts and ends at the visitor centre and takes approx 2.5 hours

A new art installation has been created to celebrate the dark skies in the Lake District.

The installation 'intrastellar' will be open for one night on the 6th November at Grizedale Forest as part of Cumbria’s second Dark Skies Festival (6th- 14th November 2021), a partnership between Forestry England, Friends of The Lake District, Cumbria Tourism and the Lake District National Park.

‘Intrastellar’, meaning “within the stars”, is a new temporary site specific installation by artist Steve Messam commissioned by Forestry England, Grizedale. This site-specific floating artwork responds to the mirrored surface of the water forming a spectacular interaction between the stars and the sensitively illuminated spheres positioned on Grizedale Tarn.

Intrastellar will be illuminated from 4.30pm until 6.30pm on the 6th November and staff will guide visitors through the forest on bookable walking tours to the installation. The walk will take approximately an hour and a half and a good level of fitness is required.

Steve Messam, the artist who created the piece, will be available at Grizedale Tarn to provide insight and answer questions about the installation.

There will also be late night opening on 6th November of the café, artists & makers studios and the David Nash Return to the Forest exhibition. 


1st tour departs 3.30pm arrive back at the VC 6pm

2nd tour departs 4.10pm arrive back at the VC 6.40pm

3rd tour departs 4.50pm arrive back at the VC 7.20pm