Whitbarrow is currently open although trees still block some trails. Please adhere to all safety signage and at this time stick to main tracks and do not walk under leaning or hanging trees.
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Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
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Opening hours

Whitbarrow offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
Whitbarrow Forest, Kendal
Sat Nav Postcode: LA11 6SD
OS Grid Ref
SD437859

54.27557, -2.85996

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Whitbarrow.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Contact details

Discover Whitbarrow Forest on foot by spending a day exploring its paths, tracks and trails

Residing within the Lake District National Park, Whitbarrow Forest is situated on a limestone ridge overlooking the Lyth Valley approximately eight kilometres to the south-west of Kendal.

The wider Whitbarrow massif is a popular walking area; much of which is now designated open access land. The whole area is well-served with public footpaths, permissive paths and a wide range of other paths and tracks.

At a glance

Whitbarrow is currently open although trees still block some trails.
16/05/2022 15:19
Please adhere to all safety signage and at this time stick to main tracks and do not walk under leaning or hanging trees.
16/05/2022 15:19

Things to do

Walking at Whitbarrow Forest is the perfect way to get outdoors and explore some of the area’s most natural landscapes on foot.

The whole area is well-served with public footpaths, permissive paths and a host of other paths and tracks.

The wider Whitbarrow and Witherslack area is a justly popular venue for walkers, with the higher level paths affording stunning views over Morecambe Bay and south Lakeland.

Nearby forests

Eggerslack

Eggerslack Woods is a delightful, tranquil place with native trees, an abundance of wildlife and a wide range of holly, ivy and ferns. Located south of Kendal, it is well-equipped with footpaths and is a natural gateway to spectacular views.

Eggerslack Wood is a popular location for walkers and is often visited as part of more extended walks over Hampsfell. Eggerslack is well placed to offer short walks from Grange-over-Sands or from the parking area on Hampsfell Road.

Autumnal landscape with lake and mountains in background

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

beech woodland

Located between Kendal and Lancaster, Dalton Crags is a large woodland occupying a south-west facing slope on the edge of the Hutton Roof massif.

The woodland is a mixture of limestone pavement, ancient woodland and newly planted beech & larch. It provides the opportunity to engage with nature and go on a peaceful forest walk!

rich oak woodland

Rich in a range of tree species including Scots Pine, Red oak and Beech, Lord's Lot is a vibrant woodland located near Carnforth and north of Lancaster.

Popular with the local community and walkers, Lord's Lot is open all year, providing the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity.

 

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