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Whinlatter Forest Park

Keswick CA12 5TW, UK

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1 Day Treks
Forests

About Whinlatter Forest Park

A beautiful  World Heritage site that is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife, and adventure play. Many different walking trails are available for all abilities ranging from gravel roads and surfaced paths to tracks of more difficult terrain to explore.  This is a popular visitor’s attraction especially as it is England’s only all forest mountain.



Attractions near Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter1.56km from Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter is a small fell in the north west of the English Lake District, just north of the Whinlatter Pass. It is easily climbed from the top of the Whinlatter Pass, through the Forestry Commission plantations. The lower slopes of Whinlatter are clothed in forestry plantation largely of the usual monoculture. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time here.

Derwent Pencil Museum5.65km from Whinlatter Forest Park

Derwent Pencil Museum is the home of the first pencil, and the Cumberland Pencil Company, manufacturers of Derwent pencil perfection since 1832. It is home to one of the biggest colouring pencils in the world, the idea of technical manager Barbara Murray.   It is particularly popular with visitors from the county of Yorkshire, due to the importance of pencil production for the local economy during the 1930s.

Catbells5.92km from Whinlatter Forest Park

Cat Bells is a fell in the English Lake District in the county of Cumbria.  It has a modest height of 451 m but despite this, it is one of the most popular fells in the area.  Its distinctive shape catches the attention of many visitors to the Lakes who feel compelled to climb to the summit after seeing it from the viewpoint of Friars' Crag on the opposite side of Derwentwater.

Keswick Museum6.24km from Whinlatter Forest Park

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery in the Fitz Park was built at the turn of the century for ‘the inhabitants of Keswick and the visitors thereto.   The local history collection stretches back to Roman times and includes such items as the famous 700-year-old cat, a penny-farthing cycle, and a man trap. One of the prime exhibits is a set of musical stones, variously termed the stone dulcimer, the rock harmonica or the geological piano.

Derwentwater6.42km from Whinlatter Forest Park

Derwentwater, at 3 miles long, 1 mile wide, and 72 feet deep, is just a short stroll from Keswick town along well-maintained footpaths.  The lake is very much a landscape of moods, varying from the dramatic waves splashing against Friar’s Crag when driven by southerly gales, to the absolute mirror-calm of early mornings. One of the iconic locations where you can spend some time and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Bassenthwaite Lake6.54km from Whinlatter Forest Park

Bassenthwaite Lake, owned by the National Park Authority, is one of the largest at 4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, but also one of the shallowest. It is the most northerly of the lakes and has no major settlements on its shores. It is often full of sailing boats from Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. This Lake is a very important place for wildlife. Hundreds of birds including the osprey migrate to the lake and fish such as Atlantic salmon come to Bassenthwaite Lake to spawn.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.