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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Premise
“Fantastic way marked trails and a superb cafe. Whinlatter is also home to some great mountain bike trails, a 'Go Ape' highwire experience and the hardest Park Run in the UK. What's not to like!”
  • 9 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Other Great Outdoors
“Go Ape – The tree-top zip-wire adventure is situated in Whinlatter Forest. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Cycle hire in the heart of Whinlatter Forest, Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick. Great cycle tracks, Visitor Centre, Car Park (charges apply), Cafe, Toilets. Also Go Ape & Segueways.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Wheatsheaf is a friendly village pub that also does very good food. Ring ahead to book 01900 85199. Dogs allowed at both lunchtime and in the evening.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“This is a small village shop that stocks essentials - and is also good for a stop on a walk for tea, coffee or ice cream! (However for a big shop you will need to go to Cockermouth or Keswick).”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
Natural Feature
“This is a great intermediate level walk from Lorton, crossing Hopegill Beck, climbing to an old quarry path, then higher to reach a low saddle between the Dodd and Whiteside. From here you take a path up a broad sloping ridge to the summit of Whiteside for stunning views of the Gasgill Crags, the Lorton valley, Loweswater fells, and north to the Scottish hills. From the summit there are various choices - to go left to the summit of Hopegill Head, or descend steeply overlooking Crummock Water, or to return the way you've come (which is the easiest descent). ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“There's fabulous high level walking to be had all over the Grasmoor fells including Grisedale Pike. You can walk from the door, or make a circuit from Whinlatter. You can also walk over the high fells to Buttermere or Braithwaite and return using the Honister Rambler bus (that runs between Easter and end of October).”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
Market
“This is a favourite local walking circult of 3-4 miles that can be done on small lanes or across the fields if not muddy! From High Swinside walk down the lane to Hopebeck. From there take the lane to High Lorton (winter route) or turn across the fields to Low Swinside then High Lorton. Here you might detour to the Wheatsheaf pub 10-15 mins off your route, or stop for a cuppa or ice cream at the Lorton Village shop. To return take a small lane to Scales and Swinside End Farm, and return to High Swinside up the 'Lonning' (footpath) or continue higher up the lane to return along the 'Narrow Gated Road'.”
  • 1 local recommends