Whinlatter Forest, Lake District Mobility Tramper hire site location.
Times: 10:30 am and 1.00 pm
Distance: 4km / 2.5miles
Gradient: Steep, gravel road
Explore the woodland and take in the dramatic scenery overlooking Bassenthwaite and Skiddaw in England’s highest mountain forest.
Two trampers are available daily at the visitor centre.
They are available in the mornings at 10:30am and in the afternoons at 1pm.
The sessions last for 2 hours.
This 4km/2.5 miles circular route starts and finishes at the Whinlatter Visitor Centre. The popular, wide path includes some uphill sections.
Members must be accompanied on the route by another person during the tramper hire session, due to limited or no mobile signal.
All Tramper users must stay on the designated Tramper route path.
Whinlatter has systems in place to keep visitors and staff safe from Covid-19. Please read this important guidance and contact the site on 017687 78469 if you have any questions.
Before you arrive:
Before arriving at the site, visit www.lakedistrictmobility.org to make a Lake District Mobility account, purchase a membership and make a Tramper booking (if you haven’t already)
Watch this video on How to Use a Tramper
Whilst at Whinlatter:
Arrive at the Visitor Centre 10 minutes prior to your hire slot.
Sanitise your hands before entering the Visitor Centre and wear a face covering if you are able to.
For new members it’s essential for our staff to provide an induction on how to use the Tramper. This will be done with social distancing in place and staff will be wearing a face covering and gloves.
Recovery from the forest in case of an emergency:
It is very rare that there are any issues of breakdown with the Tramper. If something unforeseen does happen Forestry England are currently unable to recover members of the public. Should this happen, you need to have a person with you who is able to drive their own vehicle into the forest (escorted by a staff member of Forestry England) to recover you. If this is not possible or the incident requires it, the emergency services will be called (ambulance or mountain rescue) to recover you from the forest.
Click here to check availability and to book your Tramper adventure.
Whinlatter Visitors Centre, Whinlatter Pass, Keswick
Sat Nav Postcode: CA12 5TW
Parking charges at Whinlatter Forest apply to all vehicles including Blue Badge holders. Current charges are £2.20 for the first hour then 50p per additional 20 minutes. All revenue from car parking is reinvested into the forest, maintaining and developing the facilities people enjoy on their visit and helping wildlife to thrive.
Click here for more information on Whinlatter Forest, including contact details, opening hours and facilities.