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NEW FOR 2022

The adventure continues. Whilst our Treetop Challenge remains closed, two brand new Go Ape experiences will be coming to Whinlatter Forest this Summer.
Keep your eyes peeled.  For the latest updates and news follow @goapewhinlatter:

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Forest Segway

Our Forest Segways are up and running and ready for the 2022 season.

Go Ape Grizedale

If you're looking for high rope courses in The Lake District, then check out Go Ape Grizedale, which features three fantastic high rope adventures.

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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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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. 

  • Very helpful and enjoyable day.


  • Had a great afternoon, even the rain didn't put a downer on the Segways

    Rebecca Higgins

  • Really good experience. Guide was knowledgeable about the segway, friendly and approachable. Would go again.


  • Excellent Challenge yourself

    jacqui pringle

  • My autistic son had a great time on the segways Very patient tuition and guide Thank you


  • Really enjoyable time spent with the family.. great fun, really helpful and friendly instructors. I would thoroughly recommend it

    Emma Matts