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The dramatic views from the top of Whinlatter Pass are in keeping with the sheer drama of our highest Go Ape location in Whinlatter Forest, over 1000 feet above sea level. This unique landscape inspires many artists, writers and thinkers – could it inspire you to push your physical boundaries on our Treetop Challenge course?

Hit our exclusive trails on an all-terrain Segway. These beasts of the forest floor will take you to vantage points previously inaccessible to all but hardened hikers.

Forest Segway closed from 2nd December - Spring 2020.

go ape adventures at whinlatter


Winding your way through Thornwaite Forest en route to Whinlatter Forest Park - you’ll get a sense of what awaits you. It’s a breath-taking journey as you travel higher and higher, heading up into the clouds. Be prepared - this World Heritage Site delivers incredible views across the hillsides, forest and fells.

If you felt like you were heading into the sky on the way in, just wait until you hit the high platforms. Savour the feeling of space and mountain air as you travel from treetop to treetop. It’s a pretty special experience from our Forest Segway too, with unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick.

If you’re a keen cyclist then you’re going to love Whinlatter Forest which has been described as ‘putting the mountain back into biking’.

It’s home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District and also has a mountain bike orienteering trail.

As well as hitting all the thrill-seeking buttons, Whinlatter delivers big on the family fun too. Hit the WildPlay trail which has nine different play zones or for younger children, there is a fairy kingdom, with secret path and hidden carvings.

Location Overview

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  • Dogs welcome

  • Parking

  • Kids play area

  • Bike hire

  • Cycle trails

  • Walking routes

  • Food and drink

  • Picnic Area

Go Ape Whinlatter, Whinlatter Forest Park Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW



Know Before You Go

  • 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. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Make A Day of It

  • Hire a bike and explore the forest on one of the three cycling trails.
  • Bring your walking boots or trainers – there are nine walking trails.

  • Check out the Visitor Centre nestcam for footage of the Ospreys.

  • Grab a drink and a bite to eat at Siskins Café. 

  • It’s a thrill going to Go Ape anywhere at any time but I have to say I was impressed having booked Whinlatter to receive an email advising of road problems going over the pass and clear directions were given how to get there. As always staff were welcoming and helpful and the route is all in excellent order. Might be an idea to introduce OAP rates to encourage us oldies to go when we don’t have the excuse to bring our grandchildren! Great fun....

    Andy Butcher

  • This was the first time for both me and my daughter at Go Ape!!! Wow!! Had an amazing time. Particularly loved the Tarzan Swings!!Our instructor Steve was ace from start to finish!! Whinlatter Forest was epic and we are booked for Grizedale tomorrow!!

    John McErlane

  • Really enjoyed it and the team were very helpful. Great would go back.

    Anna Lister

  • very well organised. Great fun to the end of a week camping. Would recommend Go ape at Whinlatter without any reservations!

    Rachel Nottingham

  • Spent an hour on a Segway for the first time in Whinlatter near Keswick. Loved it!! Instructor was excellent and extremely attentive and supportive. Would definitely book again.

    Jane Hodgson

  • My son had an amazing time. Barry and Finn were great!


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