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. Please note. The only way into Whinlatter is now via Lorton which will add about 25-30 minutes to your journey. Please allow additional time.

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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

Neil

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Crawley

28th September 2016

Although my 8 year old son enjoyed his first Go Ape junior experience on the particular day we visited there were a large group of boy's also taking part at the same time as my son (a birthday party I presumed) and these boys were messing around and holding others up behind them including my son and no member of staff seemed to challenge these boys unfortunately leaving my son who was on his own a little annoyed as was not able to experience every part of the attraction within the hour allowed !!! I think a little more supervision from the staff would of been beneficial but on the whole my son enjoyed his first experience of Go Ape and would like to return soon.

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Serge

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Battersea Park

28th September 2016

The experience was really great for both me and my 7 year old son who turned ape last saturday :) I was pleasantly impressed by the staff and the safety level of the entire experience. I found the gradual increase in difficulty right on. We would surelly be looking at maybe doing a birthday gig there next year. Thank you

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Laura

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Sherwood

28th September 2016

Awesome day out, can't wait to do it again!!

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Elizabeth

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Grizedale

28th September 2016

Great experience but it is high and daunting

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Spencer

FOREST SEGWAY, Black Park

28th September 2016

Whilst we are certainly not experts we have been on Segways a number of times previously with 'Go Ape'. The penultimate experience was very good, the leader split the group into two recognising the significantly varied experience levels. This last time however was very different. Despite the group being full, there were only two guides so we were not split. Interestingly when the main leader asked another member of staff at the briefing session if they were joining the group he responded in a particularly lethargic tone - 'no, I'm staying here'. There were more than enough staff "chilling" that could have joined the group to support, but appeared to be simply uninterested. As a result the session was particularly pedestrian, and frankly boring. Two of our group, despite never having done Segway before also found the session slow and boring. For what was £70 for us as a couple I found it dreadful value for money. We were very disappointed and frustrated by the whole experience, my wife I know will be in contact for a refund. We have visited many times before, but definately not again. Summary - Boring, frustrating and expensive waste of time. There are many solutions to cater for varied experience and competence levels but not a single attempt was made to address this. Sorry, but its the truth!

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Shireen

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Leeds Castle

28th September 2016

The staff were brilliant when my daughter got scared and very stuck. They climbed up and helped her finish the course, otherwise we might still be there!

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Christine

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Sherwood

28th September 2016

Our 2 children enjoy the Go Ape Tree Top Junior and have been a few times before. The only difficulty they have is that there is only one way round and therefore when there are children who go very slowly or have to be coaxed along by a parent, then they end up waiting around for a lot of their time!

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Justin

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Alice Holt

28th September 2016

All good, lasted about the right time and had the right amount of challenge for the people I was with

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Kathie

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, ZIP TREKKING ADVENTURE, Grizedale

28th September 2016

We came for my partners 60th, brave and stupid!!! But once I jumped off the first drop I was fine. I was amazed at my age that I could go round so high up on quite interesting bits of wood!!! in the rain. Coming off each section was fun going down the zips. The Zip adventure was just fantastic, we can't wait to come again, the course staff were brilliant and so helpful, really good value for money, but you have to be fairly fit to walk up to it, we wore walking boots which I would say was a good call.

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Lorraine

ZIP TREKKING ADVENTURE, Grizedale

28th September 2016

It was a fantastic experience. Having done smaller zip wires I knew I was going to enjoy it, but it was more exhilarating than I had expected. Also sharing the experience with my daughter was great fun and a wonderful memory to share.

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Chelsea

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Sherwood

28th September 2016

So many crying with laughter moments and knee shaking climbs. Would have loved treetop cameras to capture all the horrific and ugly faces we pulled!

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Charlotte

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Bedgebury

28th September 2016

We thought the girl who gave us the safety brief was excellent. She made sure we all understood the importance of always being hooked on. There were 8 in our party and all managed to complete it. Some of the ropes are quite difficult to reach but it makes it more fun if it`s not too easy. A really fun activity.

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