Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre at Grizedale Forest & Visitor Centre
Grizedale Forest Park nestles in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks to swinging through the trees on GoApe, enjoying a leisurely meal in the Café in the Forest to exhilarating mountain bike rides.
Our staff at the Visitor Centre and shop can help you plan your visit. There are eight waymarked walking trails ranging from the easy access Ridding Wood Trail to the strenuous Silurian Way, with sixty sculptures across the forest to discover. Cyclists can try the North Face single track mountain bike trail as well as the many forest roads.
The Cafe in the Forest serves tasty snacks and meals, with take-away option too.
The GoApe high wire course is a unique aerial adventure.
Grizedale Mountain Bike offer cycle hire, including children's bikes and trailers and a shop for bikes and accessories.
The Forestry Commission offers an extensive guided activity programme ranging from badger watching to children's activities plus education programmes.
Grizedale also plays host to a wide range of events from car rallies to mountain bike races.
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|Notes||Closed between Christmas and New Year.|
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VenueGrizedale Forest & Visitor Centre
Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ
Map reference: SD 335943 Lat: 54.33990 Long: -3.02433
Signposted from Hawkshead village. From the south, signed from the A590 at Haverthwaite (this is also the only route for coaches).
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 10 miles (16.1 kms) from Windermere station