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

    Naeem Ismail

  • This was a gift experience booked before the rain! but that didn't dampen the event, it was brilliant fun. Fin was our instructor, patient and clear with the instructions. I would have liked to have gone around the course again and think that could be an option / recommendation as you just get into it and its all over. Id recommend this event, rain or shine, its fun.


  • 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

  • a great experience.

    dawn aynsley

  • Great day out for all ages!


  • Fantastic day out. Properly character building even for the parents.

    Big air.