Go Ape at Whinlatter Forest Park | Days out in Cumbria

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WHINLATTER

Cumbria

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 day out in the North Lakes and home to Bassenthwaite ospreys. We are undertaking some course improvement work throughout September and you may not experience every single obstacle on our Tree Top Adventure.

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WHINLATTER

Cumbria

  • TREE TOP ADVENTURE
  • FOREST SEGWAY
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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 feel especially fast as you fly inches away from the foliage!

Take a look at what’s involved:

Price:

Baboon (10-15)

£25

Gorilla (16+)

£33

TTA_Course_Map_Whinlatter

Restrictions

Minimum Age

10 years

Minimum Height

1.4m (4ft7")

Maximum Weight

20.5 stone (130Kg)

Participation Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee

Baboon

(10-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather, so bring along a mac if it’s raining! Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). Long hair must be tied back.

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

tree top adventure checklist

  • 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

Longest Zip

89

METRES

Highest Platform

14

METRES

Longest Crossing

24

METRES

Total Length

601

METRES

Forest Segway

Whinlatter boasts some incredible focal points including Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw and Derwent Water to name but a few! It's the epic adventure with a down-to-earth twist. Cruise and explore the forest floor on one of our all-terrain, self balancing electric Segways.

Price:

Riders 10+ (Over 7 Stone)

£35

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Restrictions

Minimum Age:

10 years

Minimum Weight

7 stone (45Kg)

Maximum Weight

19.5 stone (125Kg)

Participation Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee

Child

(10-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

What is Forest Segway?

You’ll enjoy getting off the beaten track on our epic off road segways. Your experience with us lasts an hour, and that includes a brief bit of safety and instruction before you head out into the forest with us.

Do you wear a helmet?

Yes. All of our helmets are registered from first use and undergo thorough regular inspection.

Are there toilets?

Yes there will be, but they may be a little walk from the Go Ape cabin. Please allow some extra time for a toilet stop!

forest segway checklist

  • 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 AROUND £3 FOR SEGWAY ONLY VIST. £10 FOR A MINIBUS FOR THE DAY

AVERAGE Speed

10.5

MPH

Time on board

1

hour

ALL-TERRAIN

X2 SE

SEGWAYS

Min. Weight

7

STONE

ReVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Rachel

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

24th February 2017

Managed to book the day storm Doris hit!!! Was offered full refund or rebook,but chanced it & had amazing time!!! Staff at Dalby fabulous & very chatty & helpful... definitely recommend!!! Well done to staff braving the elements & still smiling!!

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Melissa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

24th February 2017

Brilliant half-term activity for a varied family group. I would recommend a one-to-one adult to child/teenager ratio for the tree top adventure for the first time but attaching soon becomes second nature. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the little ones thought the tree top junior was fantastic. We needed to know from the website that the tree top junior was continuous attachment so that adults were free to supervise on the higher course without worrying!

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Philippa

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Grizedale

24th February 2017

Adrenaline rush. Love my daughter now enjoying the same fun that I do!!

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Bernice

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Woburn Safari Park

24th February 2017

Overall go ape was a great experience for us and a brilliant birthday treat for my boyfriend. The experience was on another level. I cannot wait to go again. I would recommend Go Ape to anyone.

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Sally

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

24th February 2017

A great birthday for both my 6y-o and my 14y-o girls. Loads of fun for everyone and right opposite the playground and stream so the juniors had extra fun waiting for the big apes to swing down after the final zip wire. A great activity with something for everyone. Thanks, we'll be back again soon.

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Anya

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Matfen

24th February 2017

Great day out and excellent staff

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Louise

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

24th February 2017

It was amazing from welcome to certificates at the end x as a single working mom time off with my girls is precious we just loved every minute and the team assisting in trees and On ground we're just so lovely funny and helpful we are coming back in a few weeks x totally Got it right ! Well done

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Sarah

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

23rd February 2017

The overall experience was fab. I was just watching and everyone had a great time. The staff were excellent. I was refunded some money as my partner and nephew didnt finish the course. A nice gesture. Two small issues. I parked at the Go Ape end in the blue badge bays but had to go all the way back to the main buildings to use the disabled toilet. Also the loo roll is out of reach when you sit on the loo.

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Jennifer

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

23rd February 2017

The staff were brilliant, they were very understanding of me and my fear when it came to the zip wire. They were all so enthusiastic and made the ex penitence well worth myour initial fears!! Well done to them all.

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Jill

ZIP TREKKING ADVENTURE, Grizedale

23rd February 2017

Our instructor was great, she was very informative and her sense of fun added a lot to the experience of zip trekking. The 4 of us had a brilliant time....it didn't get competitive at all!! 😀

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Alexa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

23rd February 2017

I'd never done anything like this; not even sure why I thought it might be a good idea. I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go again.

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Alexa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

23rd February 2017

I'd never done anything like this; not even sure why I thought it might be a good idea. I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go again.

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