Grizedale Forest at Grizedale Forest & Visitor Centre
Grizedale Forest is a haven for wildlife. It’s home to the only remaining indigenous woodland herd of red deer in England. There are also roe deer, buzzards and barn owls and red kites, from the Grizedale Red Kite reintroduction programme. look out for all the forest wildlife on your walk or bike ride.
The Brant Wetlands near the Visitor Centre are a great place to see butterflies and dragonflies in the summer whilst the many tarns (small areas of water) scattered across the forest attract other species to drink such as fox and badger.
Open all the time
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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