Events at Whinlatter

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Whinlatter
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Forest open 7 days a week.

 

Weekdays

Monday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10.00-16.00
Cafe 10.00-16.30
Tuesday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10.00-16.00
Cafe 10.00-16.30
Wednesday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10.00-16.00
Cafe 10.00-16.30
Thursday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10.00-16.00
Cafe 10.00-16.30
Friday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10.00-16.00
Cafe 10.00-16.30

Weekends

Saturday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10.00-16.00
Cafe 10.00-17.00
Sunday
Visitor Centre and Forest Shop 10.00-16.00
Cafe 10.00-17.00
How to find us

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

By Public Transport

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

54.6047044, -3.2369404

Parking and Prices

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.

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

Parking charges apply at all times.

Up to 1 hour £2.20
Each additional 20 minutes £0.45
All day £8.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Number of disabled parking spaces: 4
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Pay on exit system
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Hire a mobility scooter

Find out more information about hiring the Tramper /all-terrain mobility scooter at Whinlatter Forest in partnership with Lake District Mobility.

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Ranger's Office
Shop
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Dates and events

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Events at Whinlatter - Meet at the Yurt
Sold Out for Wild women days on Friday 26 April
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Events at Whinlatter - start at the Visitor Centre
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Events at Whinlatter - Meet at the Visitor Centre
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Events at Whinlatter - Joining instructions to be given upon entering the event.
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Events at Whinlatter - Meet at the Yurt
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Events at Whinlatter - Car park at Dodd Wood
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Events at Whinlatter - Meet at Noble Knott Car Park
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Events at Whinlatter - Meet at the Yurt

Organising your own event at Whinlatter

Whinlatter provides the perfect venue for a range of events. If you are interested in holding an event here you will need to apply first so that we can ensure your event doesn't clash with anything else happening in the forest, such as forest operations work. 

Once we know your needs we can advise you to make sure your event is a success. Please contact us no later than eight weeks before your proposed event. 

Contact us

  • Call 017687 78469

Birthday parties

Join us at weekends or after school for a party in the forest and in our yurt with wood burning stove. Parties cost £10 per child (does not include food) with a  minimum of 10 children. You can bring your own food or get special rates with the Siskin café at Whinlatter. Please contact our learning partner, Classrooms in the Forest, for details and bookings, phil.cheesley@btinternet.com or 015396 24364.

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