Whinlatter Forest


Keswick, Cumbria

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Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic trails, rare wildlife and adventure play. Find views across the North Lakes and Keswick. Whinlatter has the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District. Bike hire and maintenance support onsite. GoApe provide Treetop Adventure and Forest Segways. There is a tramper available to hire so everyone can enjoy the stunning scenery. Enjoy delicious food and drink in Siskins Café and a browse in the Forest Shop.

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Whinlatter Forest
Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, KESWICK, Cumbria, CA12 5TW


About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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