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Whinlatter Forest, Outdoor Tramper hire site location. 


Times: 10:30am

Distance: 4km / 2.5miles

Gradient: Steep, gravel road


Explore the woodland and take in the dramatic scenery overlooking Bassenthwaite and Skiddaw in England’s highest mountain forest.

Two Trampers are available daily at the visitor centre from 10:30am onwards for 4 hours.

The Trampers at Whinlatter follow the Wow trail which is approximately 4.5 miles. Once out on the trail there is an option to follow a shorter route which s just under 3 miles. Discover the wonders of Whinlatter on this walk, taking in Whinlatter’s most breathtaking views. Along the way you’ll find out why the forest is here, its history and how it is cared for to support wildlife and people today. You’ll enjoy opportunities for wildlife spotting and forest bathing.

Members must be accompanied on the route by another person during the Tramper hire session, due to limited or no mobile signal. 


All Tramper users must stay on the designated Tramper route path. 

Whinlatter Trail Map Lake District Mobility

You need to be an Outdoor Mobility member to book a Tramper.

If you are not yet a member please select and pay for the Membership option that suits you best.

Before you arrive:

Whilst at Whinlatter:

  • Arrive at the Visitor Centre 10 minutes prior to your hire slot.

  • For new members it’s essential for our staff to provide an induction on how to use the Tramper. 

Recovery from the forest in case of an emergency:

It is very rare that there are any issues of breakdown with the Tramper. If something unforeseen does happen Forestry England are currently unable to recover members of the public. Should this happen, you need to have a person with you who is able to drive their own vehicle into the forest (escorted by a staff member of Forestry England) to recover you. If this is not possible or the incident requires it, the emergency services will be called (ambulance or mountain rescue) to recover you from the forest.

Click here to check availability and to book your Tramper adventure.


Whinlatter Visitors Centre, Whinlatter Pass, Keswick

Sat Nav Postcode: CA12 5TW

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Parking charges at Whinlatter Forest apply to all vehicles including Blue Badge holders. For current charges please see their website at Whinlatter Forest | Forestry England and click on 'Parking and prices'. All revenue from car parking is reinvested into the forest, maintaining and developing the facilities people enjoy on their visit and helping wildlife to thrive.

Click here for more information on Whinlatter Forest, including contact details, opening hours and facilities.

017687 78469

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