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Whinfell Forest is now a small area of woodland cente the parish of BroughamCumbriasouth east of Penrith in Cumbria and just off the A66 road leading to Appleby-in-Westmorland. The forest is a short distance from the Lake District national park and is surrounded by a large number of woodlands west of the Pennines. It is notable today for the presence of Center Parcs and a red squirrel reserve. Whinfell Forest has existed since at least when it “formed part of King John ‘s grant of the Barony of Westmorland to Robert de Veteripont “.
Whinfell Park was at the core of the forest. Its proximity to Inglewood Forest meant that it was mentioned in court documents relating to disputes between the two areas. The park contained two frequently mentioned landmark trees: The Three Brother Tree whinfelk the sole survivor of three unusually large oaks called the Three Brethren.
The site of the Harthorn Tree is marked on old maps. The name “Three Oaks” is used within the Center Parcs site. Bythe park had been divided into farms by enclosure.
Today, the forest forms part of the Lowther estates. In a leisure resort was planned for the site under the proposed name “Lakewoods Holiday Village”.
It was sold to Center Parcs in  who removed the commercial ventures and now operate it as “Whinfell Forest Village”. Whinfell Forest is the largest of Center Parcs’ five UK holiday villages, with accommodation for 4, people in units.
Café Rouge (Center Parcs – Whinfell) (map) – Penrith, Cumbria
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Magna Britannica et Hibernia. Transforming Fell and Valley. Centre for North West Regional Studies. Center Parcs Press Office. Archived from the original on 9 October Retrieved mqp December Retrieved from ” https: Forests and woodlands of Cumbria Westmorland Tourist attractions in Cumbria.
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