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.

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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

Adam

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Southampton

25th February 2017

Fantastic, friendly staff really make for a great experience, thank you!

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Andrew

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Wyre

25th February 2017

Staff were excellent. Very helpful and friendly. Treated my 8 year old with respect and showed patience. Really happy with how the entire experience felt. Will definitely return

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John

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Moors Valley

25th February 2017

Great morning out; the staff gave us a brilliant briefing, so we felt confident to get on, and felt like we could enjoy the experience without being told what to do at every turn. Great level of challenge- felt like I'd had some exercise afterwards, but we were both eager to have another go.

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Angela

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Dalby

25th February 2017

Staff very friendly and knowledgable, zip wires brilliant fun. All in all an excellent afternoon out

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Sharon

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Southampton

25th February 2017

I booked a birthday party for 9 cheeky monkeys online. I had to phone Customer Services in advance to alter the booking - both times they were very helpful. Staff on the day were FAB. They came up with detours & different routes to prevent my party of speedy monkeys having to wait behind younger, less confident children. The shelter was perfect for birthday lunch. Boys had an AMAZING adventure & my son wants to come back again already! THANK YOU to everyone for such a great time :-)

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Nicole

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Margam

25th February 2017

All of the team was smiley and helpful, maddi was the one who did our training she was amazing!! I booked the expirience for my fiancees birthday she made a bid deal about him allowed him to go first and demonstrate, made everything so much more special!! We had a really incredible time!!

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Rachel

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Moors Valley

25th February 2017

I enjoyed the whole experience.

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Robert

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Thetford Forest

25th February 2017

Me and my old school friend had the most excellent time we have had for a long time thanks for such a memorable day out we will definately be coming again hopefully with a bigger party

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Fiona

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Whinlatter

25th February 2017

I went on the course with my 11 year old twins. The course safety information was excellent and we all absolutely loved the course. We will be back!

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Laura

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

25th February 2017

Our first time visiting with a 10 and 5 year old, both adults joined in too and we had an amazing time! The kids were already working out when we could book again, beats sitting indoors with electrical items! Loved it!!

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Carl

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Delamere

25th February 2017

Fantastically organised, very friendly staff and my son and myself had a great morning

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Robbie

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Aberfoyle

25th February 2017

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