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, Café Ambio, Cyclewise bike shop and hire, Go Ape TreeTop Adventure and forest Segway, Toilets, picnic area 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 CentreCafe AmbioForest 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
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.
Two trampers are available daily at the visitor centre, with hire sessions lasting for 2 hours.
The 4km/2.5 miles circular route starts and finishes at the Whinlatter Visitor Centre. The popular, wide path includes some uphill sections.
Members must be accompanied on the route by another person during the tramper hire session, due to limited or no mobile signal.
To hire the tramper you need to be a member of the Lake District Mobility scheme (£10 for the year). Use of the Tramper is free once you are a member.
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 book online ahead of your visit at www.lakedistrictmobility.org
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