Whinlatter Forest Park
Highest Go Ape in the country at 360 metres above sea level.
It’s so high you can see all the way to Scotland. Enjoy a Tree Top Adventure with us in our beautiful forest, riding zip slides through skies, over water and in England’s only true mountain forest. We’re sure you’ll love the spectacular views of the Lake District.
Swinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an adventure brings people together like nothing else we’ve ever seen. It really does. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
A great idea for a day out in the North Lakes (and home to Bassenthwaite ospreys), this is Go Ape at its most untamed.
Get out and about with us this season
For full details on dates and times simply 'check availability' and you'll see when Whinlatter is open.
Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.
We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January (...it gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go next year).
Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)
Weekends in March.
Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.
Term Time (closed Mondays and Fridays).
Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).
Open November Weekends.
Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Whinlatter Forest Park.
- Number of sections 5
- Longest Zip Wire 89 metres
- Longest Crossing 24 metres
- Total Length 601 metres
- Number of Crossings 39
- Highest Point 14 metres
The Team at Whinlatter
Go Ape Whinlatter
Whinlatter Forest Park
Cumbria, CA12 5TW
You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: 54.60929190, -3.23019500Get directions
Follow the A66 until Braithwaite and then follow Visitor Centre signs to Whinlatter Forest.
Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using satellite navigation. Please always check the route before setting off, and cross reference with a map.
£6.90 All Day
Bus routes 77/77a operate between Keswick and Whinlatter Forest.
These are not operating at present - keep your eyes peeled.
Some nearby places which may be of interest:
Whinlatter Forest is home to many exciting outdoor activities: awesome mountain biking, an exciting wild play area, oh and there's a cafe if you're after a coffee and a cake.
The lakes are England's largest National Park - trust us, it's worth exploring and the Lake District National Park will give you hints and tips on where to go.
Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England - well worth a visit.
Whinlatter Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission.
From trails to sustainable timber, and concerts to conservation projects, the Forestry Commission looks after forests and woodlands, for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk to find out more.
The Rheged Centre - Take a break from your break whatever the weather! Relax with the family at our 3D cinema, pottery painting workshop and play areas. Browse our rather special shops, enjoy a bite to eat, visit an exhibition in our gallery or take time for a treatment in the spa. Open daily, free entry and parking.
Feedback from Whinlatter Forest Park
Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.