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Whinlatter Access Statement

We would like everyone to enjoy Whinlatter and pride ourselves on being a site that has great facilities and access.

The visitor centre facilities comprise a forest shop, Visitor Information Point, Siskins Café, Cyclewise bike shop and hire, Go Ape, Toilets, Picnic and WildPlay trail. Walking trails and mountain biking trails take visitors further into the forest.

Disabled Parking

There are several designated spaces near the main facilities which are located 50 metres up a gentle slope but we have a drop off area at the rear of the building for those with very limited mobility.

view of Whinlatter visitor centre from the car park




Way Marked Trail 

There is a one mile way marked trail at Revelin Moss which is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. The surface is forest road and relatively flat, with lovely views of Grisedale Pike. There are other short walks which are easy access and staff at the centre will be pleased to advise which may be the most suitable.

Enjoying the view from Revelin Moss in Whinlatter




 Toilet Facilities

A disabled toilet with baby change facility can be found in the main toilet block at the visitor centre.

WildPlay Trail

Our Wildplay trail has play equipment to suit all abilities, and includes a bird’s nest swing.

children enjoying the basket swing on the Whinlatter WildPlay trail




Lake District Mobility Tramper

We have a Tramper you can hire to enjoy an amazing trail with spectacular views in the forest.
To hire the tramper you need to be a member of the Lake District Mobility scheme (£10 for the year), and once you are a member, it is free to hire the Tramper. You fill out the form on your first visit  - find out the full details and safety information on the Lake District Mobility website.
There are 2 slots every day - 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. This is proving to be a popular service, so please call in advance to book a slot (017687 78469).


4 wheeled mountain bikes

Rough Riderz is a 4 wheeled mountain bike club.  They aim to provide both wheelchair users and able-bodied riders with the opportunity to experience the thrill of downhill mountain biking.  More information, including details of taster days, can be found on the Rough Riderz website. 

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs are welcome in all parts of Whinlatter.

Public Transport

During the summer months there is a bus service between Keswick and Whinlatter which also has the option of travelling via the beautiful Honister Rambler route, route number 77/77A.

Route dates and times may vary so please check the Stagecoach timetable before you travel.


Should you have any queries before your visit, please call 017687 78469 and speak to the visitor welcome team, or call at the visitor information kiosk while you are on site. 

If you need documents produced by the Forestry Commission in an alternative format, for example, in large print or in another language, please contact the Diversity Team, tel: 0131 314 6575 or email:

The Forestry Commission's Equality and Diversity strategies and documents can be read in full here.

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Last updated: 19th May 2018

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