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 November 6 at Grizedale Forest as part of Cumbria’s second Dark Skies Festival, running from November 6-14.

It is a partnership between Forestry England, Friends of The Lake District, Cumbria Tourism and the Lake District National Park.

Intrastellar 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 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. A good level of fitness is required.

Steve Messam will be available at Grizedale Tarn to provide insight and answer questions about the installation.

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

The tours cost £10 per adult, and £6 for concessions.

To book, call: 0300 067 4495