Whinlatter, England's only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play. Rising 1000ft above sea level, the forest and visitor centre provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone. It’s a great idea for a whole day out in the North Lakes and home to Bassenthwaite ospreys.
Make A Day Of It
- TREE TOP ADVENTURE
- FOREST SEGWAY
Tree Top Adventure
Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. Whinlatter is Go Ape's highest course with the cabin 318m/1043ft above sea-level. The European Larch forest was planted in the 1920's and as they are deciduous, many other trees have grown on the forest floor giving the course a real feel of being 'in the trees'. The Zip Wires at this high ropes course feel especially fast as you fly inches away from the foliage!
Take a look at what’s involved:
A Segway experience at Whinlatter Forest is all about exhilarating mountain trails and breathtaking views. On board our all-terrain, self-balancing Segways, you’ll quickly reach vantage points previously inaccessible to all but hardened hikers. Whizzing along spectacular woodland trails, you’ll have the opportunity to stop regularly to soak in views of Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw, and Derwent Water.
Riders 10+ From (Over 7 Stone)
Time on board
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
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
Get behind the scenes!
It's a new season of adventure at Go Ape and our Instructors can't wait to give you an experience like no other. So as we gear up for another unforgettable year of action we thought we'd show you how we get ready for all you budding adventurers, daredevils, thrill-seekers and woodchip pant collectors.
Over the next couple of weeks we're giving you #AccessAllAreas with a series of exclusive behind-the-scenes videos from our Instructor Training Week. Step right this way to see how we put our Instructors through their paces.
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