Whinlatter Forest Centre

Just a short drive from The Old Homestead is Whinlatter Forest. Whinlatter Forest has several attractions for the visitor. The main visitor centre has a cafe, gift shop and children’s play area and is the home of live camera feeds from the nearby Osprey’s nest (during the nesting season). There are fabulous walking trails, mountain biking galore and, for those with a head for heights, ‘Go Ape’. The ‘Go Ape’ ropes course allows adventurers to slide and climb through the treetops.
Whinlater Forest Centre

For the Mountain Biker there is the Altura Trail, Quercus Trail and Cyclewise. Whinlatter cater for mountain bikers with a fully equipped bike hire centre and shop along with several mountain bike trails. The red graded ‘Altura Trail’ is 19 km of flowing, mountain singletrack, the Quercus Trail is an easier 7.5 km blue graded trail which is still great fun to ride, even for advanced riders.
Whinlater Altura Trail

Opened in 2011, Whinlatter WildPlay is a unique children’s adventure trail. It’s 600m long and takes you through the trees to 9 different play zones. Practice your engineering skills and draw water from the stream with an Archimedes screw or use the gravel mover to shift gravel around the pit. Try out the climbing wall and giant timber climbing frame or fly through the air on the log swing. For younger children, visit the fairy kingdom with its secret path and hidden carvings.
Whinlater Wild Play

See the Links page for other things to see and do.