Skip to main content

Adventures

View All Adventures

Book Now

Whinlatter Forest, Lake District

Welcome to England's only true mountain forest. Whinlatter Forest boasts dramatic views and unique landscapes - both of which can be soaked up on our all-terrain Forest Segways.

Two brand NEW high ropes activities have also been unveiled this year. There's our classic Treetop Adventure, designed for kids and younger families. And for the intrepid explorer, Treetop Adventure Plus, for those who are after something a little trickier.

Follow us on our socials for all the latest news, including the opening date:
Facebook | Instagram

Watch this space

Treetop Challenge will be back with a brand new course that'll surprise and excite.

whinlatter Forest activities

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

  • Corporate Events More info

  • 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

how to get to Go Ape Whinlatter forest

Find us with what3words



WHINLATTER forest: Things to do

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. 

Go Ape is taking adventure to new heights in the Lake District

We've applied for two thrilling developments at Whinlatter Forest, which will replace the Treetop Challenge high-ropes course and also add two new long zip wires. Elevating our adventure offerings in the beautiful Whinlatter Forest will contribute positively to both tourism and the economy of this fantastic area.

 

Join the Tribe

Keep up to date with everything Go Ape straight from your inbox. Sign up to get the inside scoop on fantastic promotions, exciting competitions, plus freebies and much more.

Your privacy is important to us. We take great care with how we collect, store and use your personal information and will not share or transfer your personal information without prior consent except as set out in our Privacy Notice.

10 Adventurous Days Out in the Lake District

Read Now

Wild Swimming in the Lake District

7 Benefits of a Go Ape Adventure

Go Ape adventures are great fun, plus they provide a great physical and mental challenge. There are even more benefits to joining us on an outdoor activity. Find 7 of them here.

Find out more

Sunlight bursting through the trees of a Go Ape forest location