Whinlatter Forest updates

Know before you go

Updated 25th October 2022

As you know Whinlatter is a working forest that balances the production of timber with a large recreation offer.

Over the last few months areas of the forest have been closed due to forest operations and due to damage caused by  recent storms. 

The following trails and facilities are closed due to essential forestry or maintenance work:

  • Words in the Woods trail closed

All other trails & facilities are open and unaffected.

Future planned closures/diversions

The Vintage Sports -Car Club will be running The Lakeland Trial for pre-war cars in Whinlatter and Wythop Forests on 12 November 2022. Vehicles will also be present in these forests on 10, 11 and 13 November to set up and break down the competition. Vehicles will be travelling on forest tracks in both directions on all of these dates.

Please adhere to all closure and diversion signs to keep yourself and our team safe.

Thanks to everyone for your continued patience & support.