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Whinlatter Forest Park

Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
+44 17687 78469
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The staff are very enthusiastic and promote this place very well. Saw the utube videos of the fabulous trails.

I wanted to travel from Borrowdale via the bus and was impressed with the bus service into the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denise S
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Good trails. Excellent mountain biking

We went as a mixed group. The small children did the Gruffalo trail and played in the play grounds... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
St Albans
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Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
+44 17687 78469
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Reviewed yesterday

I wanted to travel from Borrowdale via the bus and was impressed with the bus service into the centre. The travel via bus was £8 return and my admission was free as I was a foot passenger not a car driver. I wanted to avoid...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went as a mixed group. The small children did the Gruffalo trail and played in the play grounds. The young adults hired mountain bikes from Cyclewise and did mountain biking and the older adults went for a walk on a clearly marked route with...More

Thank fromstalbans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place with well marked paths on walks to suit all levels. Well maintained, nice cafe - a good day out.

Thank Jane506
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of our holiday we visited Whinlatter Forest Park. We hired some excellent bikes to ride on the bike trail. The blue trail was superb as it gives you a good understanding of what mountain biking is all about, this trail is a single...More

Thank jellycherrybean
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go every year in a group, this year ages 5, 10, 13, 14, 15 plus 2 adults. Great woodland playground that is spread out between the trees above go ape for all ages so you need to explore to find it all. Children will...More

1  Thank OTTERlancashireUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been twice recently first with my ten year old who loved the Gruffalo trail . The staff in the visitor centre were really lovely and we enjoyed a cuppa and a cake in the cafe watching the birds in the trees afterwards . On my...More

Thank blueskyme43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous place. We visited with our 4 year old and 4 month old. Paths were accessbile for the pram and there was SO much to do we spent the whole day there. The Gruffalo hunt was really good - wasn't expecting it to be so...More

Thank ManchesterChuffer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to enjoy lots of activities. Very peaceful with great views across the valley. Good. Great place to view the Osprey nest

Thank sportbridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came back again this year love this place so peaceful did the gruffalo trail again the kids loved it

Thank Lynseyadam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of open views across the valley and sheltered parts if it's drizzling. Superb activity area for the kids; The Gruffalo trail is great (get the app first); nice cafe and picnic area. Fascinating Osprey nest viewing cameras and the staff were happy to explain...More

Thank James H
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1 August 2017|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
SuJayne is right, there is quite a large playground if the weather is good. The visitors center is quite good but won't keep young children entertained for long. The Gruffalo trail through the woods is as long or short as... More
Jack F
23 July 2017|
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Response from trippingtaffy | Reviewed this property |
Hi You pay just before you leave and they take card or notes. It's about £3 for two hours.
30 April 2017|
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Response from trustmeimaupcycler | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have only just seen your question. I am unsure if there is a bus up there but you could get a taxi and it is well worth it.