Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter, England’s only true Mountain Forest. Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, rare wildlife and adventure play. Explore the many miles of walking trails for unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick. Discover Words in the Woods: A stunning trail through mature woodland and newly planted native woodland. Waymarked posts are engraved with thoughtful, poetic and sometimes humorous quotes about trees. Families can venture into the woods to find giant wooden sculptures of the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child, and other characters.

OPENING TIMES

Visitor Centre
Open daily 10am – 4pm
Siskins Café open daily 10am-5pm

Seasonal variations:
Siskins café: Closed 8 -26 January. Open daily 27 January 10am – 5pm.

Cyclewise
Open daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

GoApe
Segway
Open weekends only 28 Oct to 3 Dec, closed until 25 Mar

Tree Top Adventure
Open weekends 28 Oct to 3 Dec then closed until Feb half term.

DIRECTIONS

Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria. CA12 5TW

Grid reference: NY209245

From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.

Website: https://www.forestry.gov.uk/whinlatter

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