Get Active in England's Only Mountain Forest

Things to do

Whinlatter Visitor Centre

Just a mile or so from Braithwaite, is the Whinlatter Visitor Centre where one can learn about the life of a forest or try your hand at orienteering. This boasts it is England's only mountain forest. Whinlatter is a great place for walks and there are activities available for kids of all ages. Facilities include:

  • Visitor Centre and gift shop
  • Tea-room
  • Ample parking at the centre (Pay & Display)
Whinlatter - Mary Mount Hotel


Managed by Forestry England, there is something here for everyone, whether you're looking for stunning views from the ground to adrenalin fuelled activities over or above it! Head to the visitor's centre to start your day.

  • Go Ape Forest Segways
  • Go Ape Treetop Adventure
  • Trails and walks graded for all ages and abilities
  • Wildplay trail with 9 different play zones for younger children including a fairy kingdom, with secret path and hidden carvings
  • Permanent orienteering course
  • The longest purpose built mountain bike trail in The Lake District
  • Mountain bike orienteering course

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