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.

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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)

Supervision 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

  • forestry commission parking is up to £7.10 for cars and £10 for a Minibus for the day
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on 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)

Supervision 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

  • FORESTRY COMMISSION PARKING IS UP TO £7.10 FOR CARS AND £10 FOR A MINIBUS FOR THE DAY
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Sensible clothes for adventure
  • Bring Gloves, or buy them on the day if it's cold

AVERAGE Speed

10.5

MPH

Time on board

1

hour

ALL-TERRAIN

X2 SE

SEGWAYS

Min. Weight

7

STONE

ReVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Shabs

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

30th August 2016

This was the first time I've done anything like this. I loved it and the kids loved it. What more could you ask for on a family day out? Brilliant day, will definitely be doing it again!

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Vikki

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Sherwood

30th August 2016

A challenge and a lot of fun. My 11yr old daughter and I loved it!

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Sarah

FOREST SEGWAY, Black Park

30th August 2016

Both experiences great fun and adventure. My son and I particularly enjoyed segway and will be booking again soon! One negative point, parking at black Park was atrocious! Needs trafficking or separate parking for non adventuring members of the public. We nearly missed our booking because of it. Other than that,, fantastic

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Joanne

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

30th August 2016

Fantastic experience with my 8 year old daughter who loved it all , but the zip wire was her favourite.

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Joanne

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Wyre

30th August 2016

I booked Go Ape for my son's 11th birthday treat. All three of my children enjoyed the junior course and the older two then did the Tree Top Adventure which they also thoroughly enjoyed. I however, followed them through the forest and "enjoyed" the sound of f-words and other swearing emanating from the large party of flirting adults who were ahead of us. They were extremely loud and there was no consideration for anyone else in the forest. There were children on the course, there were plenty of young children walking though the forest (being a busy Bank Holiday Monday) and I would normally have had my 5 year old with me but he was off doing the Stick Man trail with his grandparents. A member of staff did ask them to stop swearing after I commented but they soon continued. We will visit Go Ape again, but I now feel we must be wary about what time we choose due to foul mouthed adults. I would point out that my 11 and 13 year olds were able to complete the course without screaming or swearing at all. Perhaps 'no audible bad language' could be added to your rules and etiquette?

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James

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Forest of Dean

30th August 2016

A superb day out for the whole family. Staff were really supportive & tolerant. A great way to spend the day!

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Mark

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Grizedale

30th August 2016

Junior go ape was excellent for my daughter as she could go around as many times as she liked in the hour she had, it really built her confidence. The tree top adventure was excellent, myself and my two teenage children really enjoyed the whole experience

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Phil

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

30th August 2016

Although this is not my first time, it was the first time that I have ever taken my 5 yr old son to experience go ape at dalby. Dalby was selected due to the previous experience a few months ago. The customer service received was (as always) first class, with a comprehensive and detailed breif, aimed at the kids but more detailed for the parents also. The quality of the course was to a very high standard, however the shining star of the day belongs to the staff that run the event. Genuinely the guys there are a real credit to the company. (I know I'm probably sounding like one of the guys relatives, so will stop the lament, I'm not by the way!!) A great day as always, just topped off by the overall high standards of customer service.

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Rhiannon

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Alice Holt

30th August 2016

We had a fantastic if time as a family at Go Ape. My 6 year old was nervous about the zip wire but absolutely loved it. My 8 year old kept saying how awesome it was and that it was his favourite activity all summer. Thank you.

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Sara

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Margam

30th August 2016

It would have been good to have instructor up in trees for those stuck moments

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Jaq

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Wyre

30th August 2016

Put 5 children on experience; they loved the exercise and challenge, as we had 2 younger members they had to work together but were very sure and meticulous about the safety regime. Very busy bank holiday but at no point did we feel rushed. Voucher was a bonus an we hope to be back nxt hols!

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Jemima

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

30th August 2016

It was a good siblings' day out

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