Whinlatter Forest

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Discover fascinating secret paths in Whinlatter Forest, as you venture on one of the family-friendly discovery trails. Explore the A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail* or take on the Whinlatter Wild Play Trail to find 9 very different and exciting play areas, including a climbing wall, a stunning water feature, cool giant swings and a toddler play zone.

Keep active with a mountain bike trail or swing from the trees at the Go Ape high ropes course. Want to learn how to find your way in the wild? Take the Gruffalo orienteering course with your young explorers and bag all those essential survival skills. Bring your binoculars, there’s plenty of wildlife to spot!

Sucker for a good view? The walking trails at Whinlatter Forest will help you uncover stunning landscapes from Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water, to Skiddaw, Grisedale Pike and Helvellyn. Perfect for your family photo album!

  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Breath-taking views of the region
  • Go Ape, Gruffalo Orienteering Course & more

    *Running in partnership with Aardman and Studio Canal, in celebration of the new A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (In cinemas from 18th October 2019). To enjoy the Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail –  download the app for free and pick up your activity pack on site.

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Opening hours

08:00 - dusk


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Whinlatter Forest, Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW, England

Phone number

017687 78469



Click here to visit Whinlatter Forest's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Parking Charge
20 minutes: Free
Up to 1 hour: £2.00
All Day: £8.00

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Whinlatter Forest is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Whinlatter Forest have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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