Go Ape - Whinlatter Forest, Lake District

Go Ape - Whinlatter Forest, Lake District

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Book tickets for amazing Go Ape high ropes and zip wires in the beautiful Lake District

Welcome to England's only true mountain forest. Whinlatter Forest boasts dramatic views and unique landscapes - both of which can be soaked up on many of the Go Ape exhilarating excursions!

Take a look at the three adventurous activities in Go Ape Whinlatter and get your tickets today: 

  • Treetop Adventure: Entry-level high ropes activity with zip lines for younger adventurers. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.
  • Treetop Adventure Plus: High ropes course with zip lines recommended for older children. Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old. 
  • Forest Segways: Head out into the forest on Go Ape's heavy-duty all-terrain Go Ape Segway experiences. Suitable for all ages. 

Things to do near Whinlatter Forest:

You'll get a taste of what's in store when you wind through Thornwaite Forest on your journey to Whinlatter Forest Park.

The ride is breathtaking as you go higher and higher and enter the clouds. Get ready for breathtaking vistas over the mountains, forests, and fells at UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Just wait until you reach the lofty platforms if the ride in felt like you were traveling into space. As you make your way from treetop to treetop, take in the sense of open space and mountain air.

The Forest Segway offers unparalleled views of Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater, and Keswick, making it an extremely unique experience.

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!

Buying as a gift? Lovetovisit Gift Card available here!

Treetop Adventure - Go Ape Whinlatter Forest

Go Ape's classic Treetop Adventure is adrenaline-filled high ropes fun for kids. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.

Available to 6 April 2025

Treetop Adventure Plus - Go Ape Whinlatter Forest

Treetop Adventure Plus is all about 'more' – more speed, air, freedom, height, and thrills for adventurers.. Suitable for those over 1.2m tall ages 6+

Available to 6 April 2025

Forest Segways - Go Ape Whinlatter Forest

Embark on an adventure with Go Ape's amazing all-terrain Segways, see unparalleled views of the Cumbrian landscape, suitable for all ages over 45kg!

Available to 17 November 2024
Whinlatter Forest Park,
Go Ape Whinlatter,
Whinlatter Pass,
Keswick CA12 5TW
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How To Find Us

By Car:

From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow visitor centre signposts.

Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using Satellite Navigation. Please always check the route before setting off, and cross-reference with a map.

The car parking charges are as follows;

Up to 1 hour = £2.20

Each additional 20 minutes = £0.50

By Bus:

Bus routes 77/77a operate between Keswick and Whinlatter Forest.

  • Food and drink
  • Kids play area
  • Picnic Area
  • Cycle trails
  • Walking routes
  • Parking

Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.

Wear sensible clothes for adventure and please ensure your midriff is covered.

Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Go Ape is an excellent wet weather activity! The course remains open in all weathers, except when it is icy, stormy, in high winds or during lightning.

Rain makes the course muddier than usual – which all adds to the fun! Don’t forget to dress for the weather. Sometimes, unfortunately, Go Ape might need to close the course for reasons beyond our control, if this happens you will be given a full refund.

Please ensure you arrive for your Go Ape activity 15 minutes before your session begins. 

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