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Adventure Fanatics Step This Way

Our Whinlatter location isn't just home to one outstanding outdoor experience - it's home to two, our Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segway experience. 

Hidden 14-metres above the forest floor, our high ropes course is packed with epic obstacles and jaw-dropping Tarzan swings. If you're not one for following the crowd, may we suggest getting off-road and hitting our exclusive trails on-board an all-terrain Segway.

Tree Top Adventure

Up in the forest canopy, you’ll swing, zip and dive through the tree tops. And if that’s not enough to take your breath away (it will be, trust us), then the stunning views of Grisedale Pike and the Coledale Fells certainly will. This action-packed adventure course is for the bold!

Take a look at what’s involved:


Baboon (10-15)


Gorilla (16+)


Tree Top Adventure Supervision Ratios

Longest Zip



Highest Platform



Longest Crossing



Total Length



Forest Segway

Aboard our all-terrain Segways, you’ll reach vantage points previously inaccessible to all but hardened hikers. With your head in the clouds (or sometimes even above them), you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the Lakes, from Skiddaw to Helvellyn.


Riders 10+ From (Over 7 Stone)


Forest Segway Supervision Ratios




Time on board






Min. Weight




  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • forestry commission parking is up to £8 for the day, and around £5 for Tree Top Adventure only. £10 for a Minibus for the day


  • Hire a bike to explore even more of the forest
  • Check out the Visitor Centre's nestcam for footage of the Ospreys
  • Let your little monkeys loose in the free Wildplay area
  • Soak up the sunshine outside Siskins Café

Whinlatter, England's only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play. It’s a great idea for a whole day out in the North Lakes and home to Bassenthwaite ospreys.


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How To Find Us

Go Ape Whinlatter
Whinlatter Forest Park
Whinlatter Pass
Braithwaite, Keswick
Cumbria, CA12 5TW 


By Car

From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.

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.

The car parking charges are as follows;

Up to 1 hour = £1.70

Up to 2 hours = £3.40

Up to 4 hours = £5.60

All day = £8

Minibus = £10

Parking for Segway only visit is around £3

By Bus

Bus routes 77/77a operate between Keswick and Whinlatter Forest.

Several buses a day between Easter and the end of October

Opening Times

Our forest doors at Whinlatter are open nearly all year around so there's plenty of time to live life adventurously. 

However, we usually close after early December as not only does it get a little chilly we like to give our adventures a little TLC during this time.

To see when you can unleash your inner ape at your preferred Go Ape location please use our orange booking bar to view available booking dates. 

We highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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