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

Khaleda

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Trent Park

29th August 2016

Overall staff were really friendly and really encouraging too! Special thanks to Chris!

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Laura

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Bedgebury

29th August 2016

A fantastic experience. Challenging, exciting and exhilarating. Felt very safe thanks to the training given. Thank you everyone at Bedgebury for a great adventure.

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Paul

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bedgebury

28th August 2016

Our Grand daughter and her best friend thoroughly enjoyed the experience and can't wait to go again. Thank you 😊

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Paul

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bedgebury

28th August 2016

Our Grand daughter and her best friend thoroughly enjoyed the experience and can't wait to go again. Thank you 😊

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Paul

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bedgebury

28th August 2016

Our Grand daughter and her best friend thoroughly enjoyed the experience and can't wait to go again. Thank you 😊

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Norma

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Alice Holt

28th August 2016

We took our grandchildren in the school holidays. It was a great experience.They thoroughly enjoyed it. The instructions were clear and the staff very attentive.It was a very hot day but cool under the canopy of the trees.We enjoyed a picnic in the woods and the children played and made dens.We visited the information desk and got good advice on what to do next.We followed the Habitat trail.The children loved climbing on all the wooden sculptures. Finally we found the new play area ...a great finish to our visit. We look forward to returning. Nan

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Chris

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Leeds Castle

28th August 2016

The zip lines were the best especially over the trees. The views were fabulous- definitely worth the high risk. Great adventures, good level of challenge, more instructors around may have helped but overall well placed and good value for money. Enjoyed it very much - would add to the website that one needs to eat well before such a challenge as it is definitely something you need energy for.

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Alison

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Whinlatter

28th August 2016

Very helpful and friendly staff at Whinlatter, and a great course. But telephone booking system is rubbish and also a rip off- an expensive number to call and then what exactly is the three pound booking fee for? There is very limited mobile signal in some areas around Whinlatter, meaning that booking via the website isn't feasible.

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Mick

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Moors Valley

28th August 2016

I really enjoyed the whole experience. The staff are all very friendly. I think there could be better signs saying where next site was. Need more staff on at busy times. Kids loved whole day.

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Zoe

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Forest of Dean

28th August 2016

me and my daughter really enjoyed it, will be going again. Would like to try the adult one next time. I have also recommended it to friends.

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Richard

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

28th August 2016

Enjoyed our time very much, my 7 year old daughter had a blast and wanted to go around again

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Robert

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Haldon

28th August 2016

Zip wire in section 3 is excellent as is the Tarzan swing in section 5 making even the bravest of us let out a whimper or a full scream in some cases.

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