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Walking in Whinlatter

Whinlatter is a great place for walking with unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake , Derwentwater and Keswick and many miles of gravel roads, surfaced paths and tracks to explore. Each junction is marked with a numbered post which is shown on the guide map making it easy to create your own route.

 

Comb Beck Trail
  • Moderate
Staying mainly off forest roads, this trail winds through glades and beside streams and landscape features. As the trail follows Comb Gill, keep a look out for the ancient sheepfold and disused dam, which once provided a source of power for the mines deep in the mountain below.
Heavy Sides Trail
  • Moderate
This trail is one of contrasts. The beginning takes you through some of the mighty oaks then climbs through an area of coniferous trees where the views of Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake await you.The trail returns through an area of mixed species forest.
Masmill Beck Trail
  • Moderate
The quiet picnic site and cark park at Noble Knott are the perfect place to begin this gentle circular route. As it meanders through the ancient oaks at Noble Knott, it eventually finds the forest road, and returns to the car park taking in some fabulous views of Bassenthwaite Lake.
Orienteering Course A
  • Moderate
The shorter of our two permanent orienteering courses starting at the Visitor Centre.
Orienteering Course C
  • Moderate
The longer of the two permanent orienteering trails from the Visitor Centre.
Revelin Moss Trail
  • Easy
The mighty Grisedale Pike dominates Revelin Moss, even though the area provides some of the easiest walking in the forest. The trail follows the quiet activity of Grisedale Gill, through mature conifers and areas of silver birch regeneration. The route returns via a bridge over the Gill and there are numerous resting places on route.
Squirrel Scurry
  • Moderate
Buy a map from the visitor centre to start your journey and follow Teasel the Red Squirrel around the trail to learn more about Whinlatter's red squirrels.
Tracks Trail
  • Moderate
Buy a map from the visitor centre to start the trail and see how many animal tracks you can identify on the waymarkers along the trail.
Two Gills Trail
  • Moderate
The spectacular views along this trail make it very popular and it largely follows the forest road network so it's not difficult to negotiate. It crosses both Black Gill and Comb Gill as they flow down the mountain slopes to Bassenthwaite Lake below.

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