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

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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

Mike

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

30th July 2016

Coming down the zip wire past Go Ape cabin was fantastic.

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Andrew

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

30th July 2016

The children enjoyed the whole experience,I was a little. Concerned if my youngest would complete the course,after the initial challenge he got to grips with it and love it!

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Harro

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

30th July 2016

Excellent time, friendly staff and great course. Is actually better each time.

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Harro

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

30th July 2016

Excellent time, friendly staff and great course. Is actually better each time.

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Lynne

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Whinlatter

30th July 2016

The rope of death. Swinging towards a wall of rope. Scary but exilerating.

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scott

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Haldon

30th July 2016

great day out . little bit expensive . haldon forest Go Ape could do with being sign posted better.

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scott

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Haldon

30th July 2016

great day out . little bit expensive . haldon forest Go Ape could do with being sign posted better.

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Kirsty

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

30th July 2016

Really enjoyed our first visit at Dalby Forest! Had a very warm welcome by staff! My boys loved it!!

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Mary

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Thetford Forest

30th July 2016

This is the second time the children have done Junior go ape and the experience was once again fantastic - staff were enthusiastic, encouraging and safe. The children had lots of turns at doing the course and once again I was really impressed with the organisation. Thank you

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Kelly

FOREST SEGWAY, Sherwood

30th July 2016

Had an amazing time on the Segway adventure. Family day out. Guide was helpful and always available to ask questions and take pictures. Felt like we had a brilliant long trail round the forest. So much fun and will definitely be coming again!

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Jonathan

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

30th July 2016

The day at Dalby Forest was fantastic the kids really enjoyed it and the staff were amazing. My son Logan took part who has Spina Bifida and was really scarred but Dave the instructor took care of him and helped him around i was so greatful. I will be returning again but i will bring the bikes next time the full day was a great experience thank you so much. Regards Jonathan and family.

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Penny

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Southampton

30th July 2016

I took 2 family members and completely forgot to take into consideration 2 of us are petrified of heights. The instructor was aware and took great care of us and kept checking we were OK. We were slow moving around but conquered our fears and completed the course. We will be back

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