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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, 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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Winding your way through Thornwaite Forest en route to Whinlatter Pass - 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. 

  • Did segway tour was good, staff friendly. Only downsides were parking costs at go ape, are extortionate, 20 mins free then £2.00 for first hour then its £0.45p for every 20 minutes!!! Which mounts up if you go do an event then go to the cafe, experience was delayed by 15 minutes starting as well this is due to the road closures all over the place and the horrible diversions in place if travelling from Keswick, not go apes fault. They are helpful with instructions if you phone them they also sent emails out about closures before the event so you know.


  • We loved the Forrest Segway at Whinlatter, we must have we have now done it three times in five months! Meg was our guide, trainer, supervisor, and the bounciest, happiest ray of sunshine on a grey Lakeland day. She and Forrest Segway was and is great. How great? I even got my in-laws to do it! Do now!

    Trudi Coulthard

  • 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

  • brilliant setting. really challenging course and loads of fun. had a proper laugh with our group and would definitely do again.


  • Very helpful and enjoyable day.


  • Great day out


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