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. Please note. The only way into Whinlatter is now via Lorton which will add about 25-30 minutes to your journey. Please allow additional time.

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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

Helen

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Wyre

29th September 2016

Great experience with very friendly staff

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Julie

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Cannock

29th September 2016

Great well organised day, my Daughter loved it- thank you

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Mattea

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Battersea Park

29th September 2016

I loved how friendly and helpful the staff were. I really enjoyed the course and the zip wire in particular, lots of thrill and fun!!

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Malcolm

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Alice Holt

29th September 2016

Our boys had a great time at Alice Holt on Tree Top Junior and we enjoyed watching them. I enjoyed my Tree Top Adventure but I did find that the safety wires were positioned too low on some crossings, although at 1.8m I'm not particularly tall for a man. With lines often positioned fairly centrally you can't always take a central path when moving from step to step which meant on these crossings you had to hold the wire for support and balance, which eliminates the potential to practice stepping across and balancing without aids as if 'freestyle'. Short adults or children should not have the same limitation however.

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Phillip

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Forest of Dean

29th September 2016

I booked for me my partner my son whos was over from Germany and my daughter and her son age 6. We went forest of dean . Brilliant day out , my partner is little scaryed of heights and daughters son was to small for big tree top ..so they went jonuior. Which worked out very good cos was all catered for ...if there was anything to say againest . Would be pleaseee better signs to jonuior and adult go ape park 10/10

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filipa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Sherwood

29th September 2016

It was ok, fun.

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Edward

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

29th September 2016

Very enjoyable and professionally supervised.

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Mike

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Dalby

29th September 2016

£8 to park your car is an unfathomable rip-off. Parking should be provided by go-ape or this charge credited back to the customer. Such a shame because the staff and the course were great!

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Lolita

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

29th September 2016

Loved the experience and staff were very friendly.

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Adele

FOREST SEGWAY, Grizedale

29th September 2016

Great customer service and thank you amber brilliant instructor!

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Jeanette

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Buxton

29th September 2016

We decided to take our Team Away Day to Go Ape in Buxton for a fun packed day - it certainly lived up to the reviews and everyone had a fantastic time. We felt well looked after from start to finish, the food was brilliant and more than what we had expected. A few bruises to be had but we all survived! Thank you!

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Donata

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

29th September 2016

Great team building experience! Haven't heard guys laughing so much in a long while!

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