Dawn until dusk 7 days a week. The main car park is open closed for essential harvesting operations.
From Keswick, take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite village, turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Whinlatter Visitor Centre signposts for approximately 3 miles
Or go car-free
We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.
During the summer months there is a bus service between Keswick and Whinlatter which gives you the option of travelling via the beautiful Honister Rambler route, route number 77/77A.
Route dates and times may vary so please check the Stagecoach timetable before you travel.
The main car park is on a 'Pay on Exit' system.
The are 2 pay stations situated in the main car park and 1 by the Visitor Centre.
The main car park is open 8.30am - 8.30pm
Charges: if you stay for less than 20 minutes, parking is free. Otherwise, the charges below apply.
The machines take coins (no change given), credit cards or you have up to 48hrs after your visit to pay online at Park with Ease. The machines are being cleaned regularly, but please try and pay online to avoid touching them. Please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after you have touched the machines.
Parking charges apply at all times.
If you arrive car-free there is no charge
Main Car Park - Closed
Toilet facilities - Closed
Visitor Information centre and Forest Shop - Closed
Siskins Café - Closed
Play areas - Open
Cyclewise - Closed
Go Ape - Closed
All walking and cycling trails currently closed for essential harvesting operations.
For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information: