Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest

In the Lake District, you’ll find Whinlatter Forest, the perfect place to enjoy the World Heritage Site with uninterrupted views and spectacular wildlife.

Whether you’re looking for a longer walk admiring breathtaking views across Bassenthwaite Lake or just want a short stroll in the peaceful woods, Whinlatter Forest provides everything you could want, and more.

Nine walking trails

With nine wonderful walking trails to choose from, you’ll be excited that you’ve already got an excuse to return next week and begin ticking them all off your bucket list.

Have a look at the trail map online to plan your adventure. Each walk offers picturesque scenery filled with an abundance of wildlife.

The beautiful sounds of the woodland, birds singing to you in the trees, the smells of the wildflowers blooming next to you.

As you turn the corner, more beauty lies in front of you - who knows what gems you’ll find next?

Make friends with the alpacas

You'll no doubt make friends with the very cute alpacas as you take part in a guided alpaca walk.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and you can even help with feeding time.

Learn all about the efforts of the team at Alpacaly Ever After to help re-home and rescue alpacas and llamas. They'll be more than happy to answer any burning questions you may have about these friendly animals.

Swing like a monkey

Up for a bit of adrenaline? Go Ape offers plenty of activities where you can be sure to get your palms sweaty and heart pounding.

Fly high on zip lines, nets, and ropes as you feel free as a bird and enjoy the forest from a new perspective.

If you’re up for something closer to the ground, segways are available to hire too so you can travel around the forest in style.

Enjoy the forest on two wheels

Whinlatter Forest is home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trail in the Lake District and with a variety of routes to choose between, it’s the perfect place to improve your skills.

Take in the beautiful views as you navigate your way around the course, enjoying the sense of freedom cycling offers.

Accessible for all

All-terrain mobility scooters are available to hire so everyone can join in the fun at Whinlatter. Phone the visitor services beforehand to reserve one and bring the whole family along to soak up the beautiful countryside.

After your first visit, it won’t be too long until you’re pulling up at the woods again, ready for another day of adventure, excitement, and exploration.

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