Whinlatter Forest Park

Address: Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5TW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 17687 78469

- Free


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Travellers with pets
  • Relaxation
  • Nature / wildlife