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Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre

Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre

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Visitor Centre, free entry

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Details

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.

For further details see www.visitlakelandforests.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Closed between Christmas and New Year.

Prices

Free entry

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Location

Directions

Plan route to Grizedale Forest and Visitor Centre using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

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 from Windermere station