Activities at Whinlatter Forest

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Activities at Whinlatter Forest

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Cycling and mountain biking trails at Whinlatter
A digital illustration of the Gruffalo standing in the forest with bunting strung above him.
Gruffalo Party trail at Whinlatter
Running on a dog friendly trail
Running trails at Whinlatter
A couple sat on a bench away from the camera enjoying views of forests and mountains
Walking trails at Whinlatter
Adults running along forest path
Fitness and wellbeing activities at Whinlatter Forest
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Forest bathing in Whinlatter Forest
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Forest Find | Whinlatter Forest
Woman doing yoga in the forest
Forest Fit4Life at Whinlatter Forest
Go ape forest segway Whinlatter
Go Ape Forest Segway at Whinlatter
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Go Ape Treetop Adventure & Treetop Adventure Plus at Whinlatter
Gruffalo orienteering activity pack on the grass
Gruffalo Orienteering at Whinlatter Forest
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Whinlatter
Alpacas looking majestic on sunny day in Whinlatter Forest
Guided alpaca walks at Whinlatter
Three horse riders in high vis in the forest
Horse riding at Whinlatter
Whinlatter family biking
Mountain bike orienteering at Whinlatter
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Orienteering at Whinlatter
Whinlatter park run start
parkrun at Whinlatter
A individual sitting on a picnic table within bluebells
Picnics at Whinlatter
Christmas tree shopping in the forest
Real Christmas Trees at Whinlatter
Man and woman observing the texture of a tree
Sensory Walk at Whinlatter Forest
A dog walking along a trail with two adults behind - one walking and one using an off-road mobility scooter
Tramper hire at Whinlatter Forest
A boy on a wooden climbing frame smiling at the camera with trees in the background
WildPlay trail at Whinlatter

Nearby forests

Dodd Wood from Bassenthwaite Lake

Dodd Wood is a fantastic place to get some stunning views of the northern Lake District. The network of walking trails will take you deep into the woodland and walk to the top of Dodd Summit for views across the fells.

You may also see red squirrels in the wood throughout the year.

View of forest and hills from Carron Crag trail at Grizedale

Breath-taking views, stunning artwork and endless forest trails, come and discover all that Grizedale has to offer!

Explore the forest on two wheels, foot or horse back and keep your eyes peeled along the way for our unique sculptures which are dotted throughout the forest. For more of a challenge, test your nerve and swing among the trees on one of our Go Ape courses.

A view from a mountain looking down a wooded valley

Lying on the north western edge of the Lake District National Park, Ennerdale is home to some of England’s most vibrant natural environments and one of the longest running wild land restoration projects in the UK!

Rising abruptly out of the coastal plain of West Cumbria, Ennerdale is one of the most remote of Cumbrian valleys. There is a sense of tranquility, self-will and wildness, a feeling more of Scotland or Scandinavia.

View of Pillar from Blengdale Forest viewpoint

Discover a variety of outdoor experiences at Blengdale Forest, from a gentle walk up the valley of the River Bleng to a cycle ride around the forest roads. 

From the highest points, Blengdale offers wild views of Wasdale, Haycock and the West Cumbrian Coast.

For some light refreshment stop off in Gosforth and sample the delicious Gosforth Bakery's pies, famous throughout Cumbria.

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