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Whinlatter Forest Park

Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
+44 17687 78469
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Beautiful scenery

This is another place I have been visiting all my life. I visit here more than twice a year and I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Tour of mountain bike trail centers

This was the second one we visited and much preferred. The red loop trails were great, hilly and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alison H
Ballachulish, United Kingdom
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+44 17687 78469
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is another place I have been visiting all my life. I visit here more than twice a year and I can't get enough. There are various routes to take around the forest all signed but different coloured posts to follow so is good for...More

Thank emmahunt2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the second one we visited and much preferred. The red loop trails were great, hilly and fast flowing. The cafe facilities and toilets were clean and friendly staff. Again the Grufallo trail and Go ape facilities were good. A lot of little added...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in a beautiful setting and tastefully designed . The visitor centre is interesting with a webcam (not working when we were there) t o watch the ospreys nesting. The woodland is well maintained. The café is good. The woodland trails are good but...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First up...this is an ideal serious mountain Biking destination. Excellent marked trails all prepared for a challenging experience. Blue red and black graded runs just like a ski resort but for MTB Plenty for the real hard core to go at, and also routes for...More

Thank Beesoviking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 18 month old on the Gruffalo trail and he loved it, particularly the wooden Gruffalo model! The walk was quite steep but it was nice to do a long-ish walk, definitely glad we took the buggy. The cafe lunch was delicious although...More

Thank woodlandfox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an action packed activity center which is great for both adults and children. Lots to do, there is a large children's playground, well marked trails in the Forest (suit every ability level) Go Ape! (aerial runways in the trees), bike hire and an...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've got a young family I expect you will find this an excellent place to visit. Massive (but quite pricey) car park, lots of well maintained and signposted forest trails (including the Gruffalo trail), large bike hire centre, Go Ape adventure area, Segway safaris,...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a seriously beautiful forest park with amazing views. A long drive up the mountain but a lot to do once at the top. We did the Gruffalo trail with our 23 month old, she really enjoyed spotting the signs & finding the carved Gruffalo...More

Thank Leah A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting Whinlatter Forest Park when staying in Braithwaite. Great place for walking and biking. You can lose yourself for hours in the forest. A must visit when in the area.

Thank triciap123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great walk in May. Well signposted all along the way. This forest is beautiful and I would say, was well managed. For families, they had installed a 'Gruffalo' trail so I'm sure young children would appreciate and enjoy this. We had tea...More

Thank lchellingworth
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We'll be staying in Keswick and are looking for challenging walks in the area; as we're from the US we'll not have a car, not wanting to try L side driving. Will it be difficult to find a bus or other transportation to the forest?
30 April 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
We had a car, but I am confident that Whinlatter will be on a bus route from Keswick centre. A taxi will take you, but would be costly as it would either have to wait or make a second trip to collect you. The beauty was the... More
Do I have to have my dog on her lead on the walks
29 March 2017|
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Response from Unicorn1116 | Reviewed this property |
I think they are ok off their leads.
how much are the car park charges
22 August 2016|
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Response from wickywaawaa | Reviewed this property |
Maximum £8 but no entry fee