Whinlatter Visitor Centre


Whinlatter Forest Park is England's only true Mountain Forest. Rising 2,500ft above sea level, Whinlatter provides a whole range of healthy outdoor activities for everyone. Start at the Visitor Centre where the staff will give information and help plan your day. Enjoy some high altitude retail therapy in the Forest shop or sample the home made food at Siskins cafe, eat out on the balcony whilst viewing the woods, red squirrels and woodland birds. Whinlatter is great for walking, with miles of waymarked trails and forest road that start near the Centre, there are suitable walks for people of all abilities and take in spectacular views across the fells and forests. The Forest offers excellent mountain biking opportunities and if you have never tried orienteering, Whinlatter's permanent orienteering course is the perfect place to start. For children, there are the Rabbit Run and Foxtrot trails as well as the squirrel scurry trail and new adventure playground. The Bassenthwaite Ospreys can be seen live from their nest on the giant screen in the exhibition or in their natural environment from the Dodd Wood open air viewpoint (April - Sept).

Contact Information

Whinlatter Visitor Centre
CA12 5TW
  017687 78469
  Visit the Whinlatter Visitor Centre website

Useful Information

Disabled access : We have an all abilities trail and the visitor centre and toilets are accessible for disabled people
Opening Times : Telephone to check opening times and prices.

Location Information