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Grizedale Forest 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 Grizedale Café 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 forty 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 Grizedale Cafe 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.
SD 335943 54.33990 -3.02433
Signposted from Hawkshead village. From the south, signed from the A590 at Haverthwaite (this is also the only route for coaches).
: 10 miles from Windermere station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Telephone (public)
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted
- Smoking not allowed