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Whinlatter

Winter Opening Treetop Challenge closed from 2nd December - 14th February 2020. Closest open location for Treetop Challenge is Go Ape Grizedale. Forest Segway closed from 2nd December - Spring 2020.

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.

go ape adventures at whinlatter

ADVENTURE FANATICS STEP THIS WAY

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

HOW TO GET HERE



THINGS TO DO IN WHINLATTER

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. 

  • Approachable staff that show real understanding of individual needs. They demonstrate good people skills.

    Gemma

  • I had a great time with Go Ape, Whinlatter. The staff were fantastic and explained everything really well. They also kept an eye on everyone from the ground, which helped me, as I was with my two children and trying to keep up! They didn't let them go too far ahead! The course was great and I loved the Tarzan swing. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is that we had to wait around 20 minutes beyond our 'slot' before being given harnesses and a talk about what to do - I think this was due to a large group ahead of us. It was a particularly cold and windy day and I was shivering (from cold!) before starting. I would absolutely go again and we all have our certificates proudly displayed at home now! Thanks Go Ape :-)

    Helen Jeffery

  • 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

  • We all had s brilliant day. The instructor was very patient with us all. Our whole party enjoyed it and even the weather was kind

    Joanne Wilson

  • Loved the go ape course, the instructors were very helpful and the training was a good level so that I felt confident the whole way round the course.

    Anna Bainbridge

  • Great staff and a good set up

    paul plunkett

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