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Grizedale Forest & Visitor Centre


LA22 0QJ

Contact Details

Tel: 0300 067 4495
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 events program throughout the year, details of which are available on the website.We also offer self-led or led educational visits, these need to be arranged in advance of your visit by contacting Kate Jordan on

For further information visit:


Signposted from Hawkshead village. From the south, signed from the A590 at Haverthwaite (this is also the only route for coaches).

Prices and opening

Free entry

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesOpen every day except Christmas day. Check website for seasonal opening times. Go Ape closed December and January.