The Words in the Woods walking trail has been closed due to a bridge closure on the south side of the forest. Please adhere to all safety signage.
Due to damage caused by storm Arwen the car park at Noble Knott, Heavy Sides trail and Masmill Beck trail are closed
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Main car park and toilets open 8.30am to 8.30pm.

Revelin Moss car park open 24 hours.

We do not allow camping or overnight stays in the forest or any of the car parks in Whinlatter Forest

 

 

 

 

Weekdays

Monday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10am - 4pm
Cafe 10am - 4.30pm
Bike Hire 10am - 5pm
Go Ape 10am - 5pm
Tuesday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10am - 4pm
Cafe 10am - 4.30pm
Bike Hire 10am - 5pm
Go Ape 10am - 5pm
Wednesday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10am - 4pm
Cafe 10am - 4.30pm
Bike Hire 10am - 5pm
Go Ape 10am - 5pm
Thursday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10am - 4pm
Cafe 10am - 4.30pm
Bike Hire 10am - 5pm
Go Ape 10am - 5pm
Friday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10am - 4pm
Cafe 10am - 4.30pm
Bike Hire 10am - 5pm
Go Ape 10am - 5pm

Weekends

Saturday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10am - 4pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Bike Hire 10am - 5pm
Go Ape 10am - 5pm
Sunday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10am - 4pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Bike Hire 10am - 5pm
Go Ape 10am - 5pm

How to find us

How to find us
Whinlatter Pass, Keswick
Sat Nav Postcode: CA12 5TW
By Car

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

By Public Transport

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.

OS Grid Ref
NY209245

54.609302817099, -3.2285938439344

Parking and prices

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

Parking Charges

Parking charges
Up to 1 hour £2.20
Each additional 20 minutes £0.50
All day £8.00

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 4
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Pay on exit system

Facilities and access

We do not allow camping or overnight stays in the forest or any of the car parks in Whinlatter Forest

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For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area

Contact details

Activities at Whinlatter Forest

Christmas tree shopping in the forest
Real Christmas Trees at Whinlatter
mountain biker on downhill trail
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Whinlatter
Tawny owl sat in hollow of tree looking content
Forest Find | Whinlatter Forest
Woman doing yoga in the forest
Forest Fit4Life at Whinlatter Forest
Bedgebury Forest Runners stretching in spring
Forest fit at Whinlatter
Go ape forest segway Whinlatter
Go Ape Forest Segway at Whinlatter
Family on Go Ape tree top adventure
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Whinlatter
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Whinlatter
Family using Gruffalo Spotters app
Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Whinlatter Forest
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
View of Whinlatter Forest, looking out from a high vantage point across peaks and valleys
Meditation & Mindfulness in Whinlatter Forest
Whinlatter family biking
Mountain bike orienteering at Whinlatter
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Whinlatter
Buggyfit
Outdoor Fitness for Mums at Whinlatter Forest
Whinlatter park run start
parkrun at Whinlatter
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics at Whinlatter
Running on forest trail
Run Club at Whinlatter Forest
Running on a dog friendly trail
Running trails at Whinlatter
Whinlatter Forest Tramper Hire with a view
Tramper hire and trail at Whinlatter Forest
Mums on Walkway Westonbirt
Walk and Talk at Whinlatter Forest
Walking trail at Whinlatter Forest
Walking trails at Whinlatter
Whinlatter forest play area
WildPlay trail at Whinlatter
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