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Whinlatter

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.

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ADVENTURE FANATICS STEP THIS WAY

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

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THINGS TO DO IN WHINLATTER forest

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. 

  • I got this for my husband for our anniversary not realising just how scared of heights he was. He tried the first part but really wasn't enjoying it and the staff were great and told him not to worry and gave us a full refund without hesitation! Shame we didn't get round it but it was very well managed and looked great!

    Sarah Shanks

  • a great experience.

    dawn aynsley

  • Fantastic day out. Properly character building even for the parents.

    Big air.

  • Great fun for 3 of us from 15 to 58!! Well run and managed by the staff in a fantastic setting at Whinlater.

    Keith Riley

  • 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

  • Fabulous scenic location amongst the huge plantation trees with the mountains in the background, chap supervising us was very calm, friendly and patient, explained everything clearly which was great as my partner was slightly terrified about doing the course. Some great obstacles and the tarzan swing is awesome - plus if you don't take too long you can have a few more goes. Great cafe on site too (forestry commission owned) where you can sit and watch the wildlife just outside the window at the birdfeeders. Car parking is auto no. plate recognition so you just pay at the machine when ready to go (card or cash).

    Peter Gurney