Dawn until dusk 7 days a week. The main car park is open 8.30am - 8.30pm.
Whinlatter Visitor Centre and Shop is open 10am - 4pm. Card payments only. No dogs currently allowed in the visitor centre.
Wildplay will be open daily 9 - 5pm to allow time for cleaning.
Siskins Café is open, indoor seating is table service only, you will need to wait to be seated. Food orders for outdoor seating are to be made at the hatch. 10am - 5pm
Go Ape will is open, check with them directly for their current offer.
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
Toilet facilities are limited.
Visitor centre and forest shop open daily 10am - 4pm. Card payments only. No dogs currently allowed in visitor centre.
Siskins Cafe open.
Play areas are open from 9am to 5pm.
Cyclewise is open for hire, sales and repairs. Due to high demand for hired bikes, we advise that you book in advance of your visit by contacting the Cyclewise team at Whinlatter on 017687 78711.
Go Ape open.
For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information: