Whinlatter, England's only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.
We would like everyone to enjoy Whinlatter and pride ourselves on being a site that has great facilities and access.
The visitor centre facilities comprise a forest shop, Visitor Information Point, Siskins Café, Cyclewise bike shop and hire, Go Ape TreeTop Adventure and Forest Segway, Toilets, Picnic and WildPlay trail. Walking trails and mountain biking trails take visitors further into the forest.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Shop and Wildlife areaVisitor Information Visitor CentreSiskins cafeForest shopWildPlay trailTramper hire and trail
There is level access from the car park to:Visitor Centre
Travel by public transport
The bus stop is in the Visitor Centre car park, 50 metres from the Visitor Centre building.
Travel by taxi
Folding, non-motorised wheelchairs can be accomodated.
There are several designated spaces near the main facilities which are located 50 metres up a gentle slope but we have a drop off area at the rear of the building with level access for those with very limited mobility.
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
Shop and Wildlife area
Within the Visitor Centre is the information desk, forest shop and wildlife interpretation area which lead through to the cafe, accessible by internal doors.
Place to eat and drink
Getting around outside
Designated Walking Trail
There is a one mile way marked trail at Revelin Moss which is suitable for most wheelchairs and buggies. The surface is gravel forest road and relatively flat, with lovely views of Grisedale Pike. The route starts from Revelin Moss car park, a quarter of a mile from the main visitor centre car park.
There are other short walks starting from the Visitor Centre.
Please contact us in the Visitor Centre for further information so that we can advise you about the best options for your specific circumstances. Call 017687 78469 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Wildplay trail has play equipment to suit all abilities, and includes a bird’s nest swing. It is a half mile route with a gravel surface path including some moderate gradients.
Tramper hire and trail
We have a Tramper you can hire to enjoy an amazing 2 mile waymarked trail with spectacular views in the forest.
To hire the tramper you need to be a member of the Lake District Mobility scheme (£10 for the year), and once you are a member, it is free to hire the Tramper. You fill out the form on your first visit - find out the full details and safety information on the Lake District Mobility website, www.lakedistrictmobility.org
There are 2 slots every day - 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. This is proving to be a popular service, so please call in advance to book a slot (017687 78469).
Customer care support
There isn't a designated charging area but staff can provide assistance to visitirs needing to recharge. Please ask at the Information desk.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support
4 wheeled mountain bikes through Rough Riderz is a 4 wheeled mountain bike club. They aim to provide both wheelchair users and able-bodied riders with the opportunity to experience the thrill of downhill mountain biking. More information, including details of taster days, can be found on the Rough Riderz website, www.roughriderz.co.uk