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Visit Whinlatter Forest car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

Buses run direct from Keswick to Whinlatter Forest, April to October. There are connecting buses to Keswick from all over the Lake District, including Penrith and Windermere train stations. Use our journey planner above for bus times.

Enjoy free entry when you arrive car-free (parking charge for cars).

Cyclists welcome. National Route 71 offers a hilly scenic cycle from Keswick and beyond. You can also hire bikes at Whinlatter. Plan your cycle route here.

A taxi to/from Keswick costs about £12, booked in advance from Derwent 01768 775585, Davies 01768 772676 or Iain’s 01768 736333.

The Honister Rambler bus 77/77A offers a spectacular scenic ride via Buttermere, Honister Pass and Borrowdale. You can hop on and off all day with a Keswick and Honister Dayrider ticket.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains. And here’s information on accessibility at Whinlatter Forest.

About Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter is England's only true mountain forest. You'll find stunning views and walks, wildlife and outdoor adventures. Activities include nine walking trails and three cycling trails (the longest purpose-built MTB trails in the Lakes), play areas, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, picnic/BBQ spots and cafe.

For any queries about visiting contact Whinlatter Forest on 01768 778469 or

Address: Whinlatter Pass, Keswick CA12 5TW. Visit Website