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Car-free offer: Free entry *

How to get toWhinlatter Forestcar-free

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Step-by-step directions

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The ‘Honister Rambler’ 77 bus runs direct from Keswick to Whinlatter daily (spring-autumn). The journey takes just 15 minutes and buses stop right outside the visitor centre. Take the 77A bus back again. Connecting buses from around the Lake District run to Keswick.

  • Bus times from:
    Keswick Bus Station (stand 3)

If you’re coming from further afield, you can take the train to Penrith and hop on the X4 or X5 bus, hourly from the rail station, reaching Keswick in 40 minutes.

Train times and tickets

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.

  • County: Cumbria
  • Address: Whinlatter Pass, Keswick CA12 5TW
  • Refreshments: Cafe on site
  • * Car-free offer: free entry (parking charge for cars)

Plan your door-to-door journey

Please check current advice before travelling

Reverse Route

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.

  • County: Cumbria
  • Address: Whinlatter Pass, Keswick CA12 5TW
  • Refreshments: Cafe on site
  • * Car-free offer: free entry (parking charge for cars)
Bike routes

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

Taxi numbers

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

Handy Tips

Buy a Kewick & Honister Dayrider for £8.50 and take a scenic 90-minute tour on the whole 77/77A circular route (hop on and off wherever you like), or for £13.90 add Derwentwater boats too.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2020!