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Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest, Grizedale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ
0300 067 4495
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Grizedale Forest review

Grizedale Forest is a large woodland area of around 25 square kilometres in the Lake District, Cumbria. It is located to the east of Coniston water with a number of hills, small tarns and the settlements of Grizedale and Satterthwaite. It is a great day out for all ages with some breath-taking views, amazing artwork and endless forest trails. The forest is maintained by Forestry England.

As well as walking trails you can also explore the forest on bikes and horseback. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for unique sculptures along the trails. These are dotted throughout the forest. They also have a Go Ape course which has a charge and booking is recommended.

The forest has 10 walking trails and 9 cycle trails. There is a visitor centre with a cafe and toilets. There are picnic areas, bike hire and a play area. The adventure playground is mostly made of wood and has animals with a forest theme including bird hides and snakes to play on and in.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information Grizedale Forest

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. There are outdoor picnic areas.

What are the main things to do?

Forest with a number of walking and cycling trails, go ape and an adventure playground. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – It is free to visit the forest. If you are arriving by car there is a charge to park.

Is there parking?

All day parking costs £8.

When are they open?

The forest is open almost year-round, some facilities may not always be open. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome.

Are they accessible?

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