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Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter Forest Park, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW
017687 78469
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at Whinlatter Forest Park review

Whinlatter forest park is a forested mountain park with biking and walking trails, a visitor centre, adventure playground and family-friendly trails.

The forest is home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trail in the Lake District. It is for experienced mountain bikers and mountain bike hire is available. It is England’s only mountain forest with some spectacular views.

The Wildplay project is a 600-metre long trail with nine separate play area designed for children age 6-13 years. The trail includes a rope bridge, large slide, plenty to climb on and water play. There is also a forest playground for all ages and themed trails are often available such as Shaun the sheep and the Gruffalo.

Go Ape also has a venue in the forest and has a charge for their adventure facilities. There are 9 walking trails in the forest and 3 cycling trails plus 2 running trails.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information Whinlatter Forest Park

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Mountain forest with walking, cycling and running trails, a huge adventure play trail, family trails and more. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. The forest is free to visit.

Is there parking?

If you are visiting in a car there is a charge to park. All-day parking costs £8. Some facilities may have a charge such as Go Ape.

When are they open?

The forest is open all year round, the visitor centre and other facilities may have different opening times and dates. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

The forest is dog friendly.

Are they accessible?

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Whinlatter Forest Park
Whinlatter Forest Park
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