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Planning your visit

»Contact Us:

Visitor Information: 017687 78469 or
GoApe Booking: 0333 414 9514
Cyclewise Bike Hire & Shop: 017687 78711
Siskins Cafe: 017687 78410

»SUMMER Opening Hours:

We are open 7 days a week unless otherwise notified.
Visitor Information & Forest Shop:
10am-4pm daily. Dogs welcome
Siskins Cafe: 10am to 5pm daily. Dogs welcome.
Cyclewise: 10am to 5pm
Please contact GoApe for opening hours

WINTER opening times

Visitor Information and Forest Shop
From 6 January                                WEEKENDS ONLY 10am-4pm
From 27 January open daily               10am – 4pm

Siskins café

8 -26 January                                  CLOSED
From 27 January open daily              10am - 5pm                            

Open daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Segway – weekends only 28 October to 3 December then closed until 25 March
Tree Top Adventure – weekends 28 October to 3 December then closed until February half term.

» Getting here:

Address: Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria.
Postcode: CA12 5TW    
Grid reference: NY209245
From Keswick: Take the A66 west towards Cockermouth. At Braithwaite turn west onto the B5292 for Lorton. Follow Visitor Centre Sign Posts.

» Accessibility:

We would like everyone to enjoy Whinlatter and pride ourselves on being a site that has excellent facilities and access. For help planning your visit please go to our access page.

» Parking:

Main Car Park: is on a 'Pay on exit' system.
The are 2 pay stations situated in the main car park and 1 by the Visitor Centre. Charges: Up to 20 mins - Free, 1st Hour - £2
Additional time - 45p per 20 mins, All Day - £8.00.
The machines take coins (no change given), credit cards or you have 48hrs to pay online at Park with Ease

» Toilets:

Ladies, gents, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are all located in the passage at the back of the Visitor Centre.

» Picnic Areas:

Please use the decking area at the end of the Visitor Centre building.
Recycling bins are located on the decking and at the front and rear vof the visitor centre.

BBQ's - Please only use BBQ's at picnic benches with the slate tiles and take away with you after use. These are located at the following outlying car parks: Revelin Moss & Noble Knott.



Last updated: 14th January 2018

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