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Whinlatter Benefits

Enjoy Whinlatter through the seasons with an annual Discovery Pass from the Forestry Commission


Please be aware that there are roadworks planned to repair damage to the Whinaltter pass road, caused during Storm Desmond in 2015.  Access from Braithwaite will be closed from 10th September for 12 weeks.  Signed diversion will be place to access form the Cockermouth side.

Save money and time - get free car parking for one year

Support Whinlatter - help maintain the forest facilities for you and your family to enjoy

Discover more - receive the seasonal Discovery Pass e-newsletter packed with information about events, activities and wildlife in Whinlatter.

Enjoy more - with great local and national discounts.

Local Offers

  • 10% off in Siskins cafe.

  • 10% off in the Whinlatter Forest Shop

  • All day bike hire for the price of half a day at Cyclewise Whinlatter. Visit Cyclewise for more details.

  • 10% discount on bushcraft courses with Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft. Visit Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft for course details and to book. Offer applies to all bushcraft courses run by Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft at Whinlatter forest only. This offer applies to individual or group bookings. Booking essential.

  • 10% discount on Christmas trees.

  • £5 off Nordic Walking Courses at Whinlatter or Grizedale, Coffee & Cake in the café also included. Go to for dates and booking.

National Offers

  • 15% off* per person at Go Ape (excluding
    Nets kingdom) Excludes Saturdays, corporate events, gift vouchers and bank holidays until 31/12/18. Book online and quote the discount code supplied in your Discovery Pass welcome pack. Participation and supervision ratios apply, please visit for more information.

    Save 12.5%** with Forest Holidays
    Stay in a luxury cabin in one of ten idyllic Forestry Commission locations and save 12.5% off the price of the cabin. You can also save 17.5% when you book within 7 days of travel. This must be booked via the contact centre on 03330 110495. Offer valid using the discount code in your welcome pack, from now and for bookings made until 31/12/2018 and used before the 31/12/2019.
    ** The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Forest Holidays offer and applies to one cabin only per visit. The offer must be applied at the time of booking. Your Discovery Pass must be shown on arrival at the Forest Holidays location. The Discovery Pass holder must be the lead booker for the Forest Holiday in order to obtain the discount.

    •15%*** off Cotswold Outdoor
    •15%*** off Runners Need    
    •15%*** off Cycle Surgery    
    •15%*** off Snow and Rock   
    ***Terms and conditions apply: Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. 10% discount only on bikes. Selected lines are exempt. For personal purchases only. Not to be shared with third parties or used against business purchases. Offer expires 31.12.18. Online purchases can be made using the code supplied in your Discovery Pass welcome pack.

  • 15%**** off and FREE Delivery at Muddy Puddles
    Muddy Puddles offer a wide range of waterproof outdoor clothing for kids, and as a Discovery Pass holder you can get an exclusive 15% off plus free delivery! Visit to browse their range.
    **** Please note that the 15% discount can be applied to any item that is not already on sale, and the delivery is free standard UK delivery. This discount is exclusive to Discovery Pass members only.

  • 25% off adult entry to Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire (excluding Events and Autumn). Note: Autumn (1 Oct- 15 Nov).  

  • 10% discount on Trailbase guided trips with accommodation. See

  • 10% off Paramo Clothing (plus 5% of your purchase goes direct to the friends of Bedgebury). Quote the code FOB2011 when you buy online or if buying direct from Paramo's London store or Wadhurst showroom.

  • Save £10 on your next Discovery Pass and support conservation projects with Ecotricity. Switch to Ecotricity as your energy provider, and you will receive a £10 discount on your next Discovery Pass. Ecotricity will also offer a £25 donation per fuel switch (gas or electricity - max £50 per household) to fund Forestry Commission conservation projects. Terms and Conditions apply, click here for details.

Exclusive new offers will be added throughout the year – keep checking this website for updates.

For the latest information, news and activities visit our Whinlatter page.

Start saving  - Buy your Discovery Pass online now and enjoy visiting the forest straight away.

The one-year Discovery Pass costs £45.
Or pay an extra £10 and get free parking at Grizedale too.

Passes are also available from the Visitor Information point.

We provide one parking permit per membership, however you are welcome to share it between two registered cars. If you require it, plastic permit holders are available to ensure that the pass does not get damaged during the transfer.


Last updated: 1st September 2018

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.