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Whinlatter Mountain Forest

Keswick, Cumbria, England

  • Whinlatter Mountain Forest
  • Visitors playing in the adventure play area at Whinlatter Mountain Forest
  • Children climbing the logs at Whinlatter Mountain Forest

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Whinlatter Forest features the Whinlatter WildPlay Trail: 9 very different and exciting play areas direct your adventurous journey through the forest with highlights including a climbing wall, stunning water feature, cool giant swings and a toddler play area with secret paths! Shhh!  

The forest has walking trails of varying lengths to suit all abilities, giving you lovely views ideal for family photos, stretching from Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water, to Skiddaw, Grisedale Pike and Helvellyn.

You can even find the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child on the Gruffalo orienteering course. It's common to encounter wildlife such as red squirrels, woodland birds and deer so keep your eye out, maybe even take binoculars! This is also the base for the worthwhile Lake District Osprey Project which runs April to September.  

Active families can try the Altura or Quercus mountain bike trails, which make full use of the stunning mountain setting to give you a challenging but pleasingly satisfying ride experience.

Or if you've got a head for heights, swing through the trees on the Go-Ape course, which has its own listing easy to find if you go back a page!

The team at the Visitor Centre and Forest Shop can help you plan your day and sell forest maps, and you can refresh yourselves in the Siskins Cafe, with great views of Grisedale Pike from its balcony.

Cyclewise is the onsite bike shop and hires out a variety of metal mounts as well as selling a range of them too and relevant kit. For older types who can handle it they are also running mountain bike training courses from here! Pick up some mad skills today!

Facilities

  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

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

Contact

Click here to visit Whinlatter Mountain Forest's website
017687 78469

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday:10:00 - 16:00 for the Information point 

Pricing

Free admission

More Information

Eating information

Cafe & Shop opens: 10:00 - 17:00

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed.

Parking facilities

Parking fee

Up to 20mins: free

Up to 1 hour: £2

Additional time: 45p per 20 minutes.

All day max charge: £8

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