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

FS_Course_Map_Whinlatter

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

Aimee

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Woburn Safari Park

29th July 2016

The course was terrific, staff knowledgable and supportive of my fear of heights. We all felt a massive sense of achievement once finished and have vowed to do it again!

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Sally

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Thetford Forest

28th July 2016

We were very nervous but that soon disappeared when we were in your staffs hands. We laughed so much, it was one of the best family activities we have ever been on, I was so happy! My autistic son was amazing he didn't need to be asked twice to go round again! Thanks Go Ape we'll be back

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Alison

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bedgebury

28th July 2016

I booked this for my son's 7th birthday and he had a Wonderful time really great fun with 3 of his friends. 1 boy had a real fear first lap one of your fab team went up and helped him but no pressure on him to do anything he didn't want was very impressed. Two boys said best party ever!! One thing would be nice to include the medal in a party experience, I bought 4 as wanted something to award them for incredible team work the course brought out in them. From telephone booking to the experience I was very pleased with the outcome and will highly recommed to others.

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Lynn

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

28th July 2016

The children enjoyed the challenge of the course, and loved the zip wire.

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Adam

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

28th July 2016

Brilliant, friendly crew, I was able to go around multiple times and try different techniques, it was awesome, so glad I tried it!

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Kim

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Wendover

28th July 2016

Not too many people in a group. Good explanation how to use the equipment. They thoroughly enjoyed it

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Kim

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Wendover

28th July 2016

Not too many people in a group. Good explanation how to use the equipment. They thoroughly enjoyed it

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Marcel

TREE TOP JUNIOR, FOREST SEGWAY, Leeds Castle

28th July 2016

Friendly and experienced staff, kids enjoyed every minute, definitely will be back again 😊

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Emma

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Wyre

28th July 2016

Very impressed by just how friendly and helpful your staff were, especially as it was our first time and feeling quite nervous!

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Sarah

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Grizedale

28th July 2016

Fantastic experience. Kids loved it and were more fearless than the Mums. Easy to sort out, staff delightful and very well trained, course suitably nerve racking. LOVED IT

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Jill

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Buxton

28th July 2016

Definately zip wires and tartan swings are the best but the whole experience was a laugh. We were a mixed group between 17 and 52 years and we all has fun. We will be back !!

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David

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Aberfoyle

28th July 2016

Great experience overall, love Go Ape great team at Aberfoyle.

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