Visiting Whinlatter Forest
In the heart of the dramatic landscape of the Lake District, Whinlatter Forest offers plenty to explore. Investment into facilities here means it’s an excellent area for the whole family to spend a day during a Lake District holiday.
Things to do in Whinlatter Forest
- The Visitor Centre and main car park will likely be your first stop. Here you can buy forest maps and a range of locally sourced products. The Visitor Centre is also home to live streams of osprey nests and red squirrels, a treat for animal lovers.
- The mountain bike trail in Whinlatter Forest is the longest purpose-built track in the Lake District. The Altura Trail was built for experienced riders and offers a good off-road challenge.
- Get a view of the forest from above by taking on the Go Ape Whinlatter tree-top adventure.
- If you prefer to stay at ground level, there are 9 walking trails with maps available at the Visitor Centre. There are two Trampers to hire, too, so everyone can explore the beauty of the forest.
- On a nice day, enjoying a picnic in the forest is a lovely way to spend a few hours enjoying the views. There are plenty of picnic locations to choose from.
- There are nine separate play areas which have been designed to help kids ages six – 13 to explore the forest. Rope bridges, slides, climbing features and water play are just some of the features kids can get their energy out on.