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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 Forest 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

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

    Aaron

  • Whinlatter Segway experience was amazing. Very professional and patient guide. Felt safe all the way round with my 2 kids in tow. Best way to see the forest 👍

    C Swainston

  • Fantastic day out, kids really enjoyed it (as did the adults ;-) )

    Carol

  • Very helpful workers. Couldn’t fault a thing. Thank you so much!!!!

    Naeem Ismail

  • Excellent family day, such good value for money too. Haven’t laughed so much for a long time ...aching a bit today though

    SarahThackray