Whinlatter Forest Park

Price guide: Free

Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Price guide: Free

Red squirrels, Whinlatter Forest Park
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By David Atkinson, your Keswick expert

#3 of 5
expert-rated things to do in Keswick
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Seasoned travellers, Travellers with pets, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation

Best for Chilling out - Expert review of Whinlatter Forest Park

Get close to the Cumbrian wildlife.

For wildlife, the best of the local attractions are red squirrel and osprey. Whinlatter Forest Park, just outside Keswick, is the perrect place for a mini safari.

Whinlatter is England's only mountain forest and boasts something for all ages busy – from nature trails to making friends with the animals.

But it's the animal sideshow that realy makes it a stand-out attarction. Catch the action on one of the webcams for the Springwatch feel.

Price advice: 

Buy an annual Discovery Pass (£40) for free parking and discount in the shops.

Expert tips: 
Ditch the car and visit Whinalletr with the Osprey Bus, a summer service around Bassenthwaite Lake from Keswick.
The visitor centre has a CCTV link to a red squirrel feeder from October to April. Live camera footage of the ospreys is beamed from a nest at Bassenthwaite Lake during summer.

More information on Whinlatter Forest Park :

Price guide:
National park / nature reserve, Natural wonder
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW
+44 17687 78469
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
The Information Centre and shop opens year round: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm.
Free tags / Keywords:
Red squirrels, osprey

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