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Whinlatter Forest Park

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Address: Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TW, England
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+44 17687 78469
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great for kids and Adults with lovely forest walks,our dogs loved It.We got there early so we could park our Motorhome and us it as our base for the day.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maureen B
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to take part in the Gruffalo walk with my family. Previous reviews say this is suitable for two years olds but it is not. My little two year old got bored because there is not enough there. My child loved the two carvings (at the start and end) but there was nothing in between other than posters and unless... More 

Thank _nickiolaa
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great for kids and Adults with lovely forest walks,our dogs loved It.We got there early so we could park our Motorhome and us it as our base for the day.

Thank Maureen B
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out for everyone - young and old alike - beautiful scenery, wonderful woodland walks and adventures, and of course some fabulous mountain bike trails! Visit between April & August and you can watch a 'live' stream TV of local Ospreys that have been breading here for a number of years now. 'Go-Ape' appears to be another popular attraction... More 

Thank Tony163Mills
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted a change from Fell Walking, so I hired an MTB from the centre for the day. A great decision! The kit is top notch, you can get all you need, including a helmet - you will need one. Lots of grades of rides; lots of challenges; loads of adrenalin and buckets of fun. I'm no expert and the... More 

Thank numpty
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours here with the tree top adventure..needs booking and then walking trails Dog friendly and kids loved it Beautiful scenery

Thank MN8888
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 4 yr old son while on holiday in Keswick, the Forest is great, beautiful views, enjoyed the gruffalo trail and children's play area, cafe was very overpriced for what you got, hot chocolate was far from hot and the cakes were small and very overpriced! Our son had a Sausage and beans costing £3.50 which consisted... More 

Thank Claire L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm new to mountain biking but reasonably fit. I tried the blue Quercus run first and it was great fun. You can take it at your own pace but a lot of it is so smooth and flowing that it's like skiing. I saw kids from the age of about 5 upwards but I imagine that many of them would... More 

Thank Emma A
Langport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our children 11 and 7 on the 3 here, we did the Gruffalo trail, which cost £3, but when you download the app it is amazing our 7 was so excited it was amazing. He was able to have his photo taken with the Snake, Owl, Mouse, Fox and GruffaloThere are plenty of walks short and long and... More 

Thank Rose S
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to walk with the family and our dog. The trees shelf you from the wind. Could also hire bikes or do go ape.

Thank clairematheson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit- last time MTB, this time walking. Well signed trails although we did them in half the advertised time. HOWEVER Tourist Info appeared shut- staff were inside and no notice on website or door to say they were shut. Cafe is overpriced- at £8 for a Jacket Spud or Panini I would expect something really special. Even the cakes... More 

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