Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest
Lake District, Cumbria

Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.

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 an animals of the forest theme with bird hides and snakes to play on and in.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places now require you to pre-book online in advance.

Important Information Grizedale Forest

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

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

Entry price – *FREE.
*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. All day parking costs £8.

Opening: 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

Information on accessibility

Address: Grizedale, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, Cumbria, England. Phone: 0300 067 4495

Category – Forest – Outdoors – Suitable for all ages

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