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Planning your visit

»Contact Us:

Visitor Information: 0300 067 4495 or
GoApe booking: 0845 5193342
Grizedale Mountain Bikes: 01229 860369
Grizedale Cafe: 01229 860036

»Opening Hours:

Visitor Information & Forest Cafe:
We are open 7 days a week.
Summer - 10am to 5pm
Spring, Autumn, Winter - 10am to 4pm
Please contact GoApe & Grizedale Mountain Bikes for opening hours

»Getting Here:

Postcode: LA22 0QJ      Grid reference: SD331944
Not all routes are accessible for coaches, please view this download for directions.


We would like everyone to enjoy Grizedale and pride ourselves on being a site that has excellent facilities and access. For help planning your visit please go to our access page


Main Car Park & Kennels are on 'Pay on exit' systems. The are 3 pay stations are at the top of the main car park and 1 at Kennels car park. Charges: Up to 20 mins - Free, 1st Hour - £1.80
Additional time - 45p per 20 mins, All Day - £7.00.
The machines take coins (no change given), credit cards or you have 48hrs to pay online at Park with Ease
Moor Top & Bogle Car Parks
Charges: 1hr - £1.50, 2hrs - £2.80, 4hrs - £4.60, All Day £5.90


Ladies, Gents, Disabled toilets & Baby Changing facilities can be found at the top of the main car park and in the Visitor Centre Courtyard.

»Picnic Areas:

There are picnic benches sited all around the Visitor Centre and at each car park. There is also undercover seating and a water fountain adjacent to the childrens play area.
Recycling bins are located in the courtyard and by The Yan.

BBQ's - Please only use at picnic benches with metal plates and take away with you after use. These are located at the following outlying car parks: Bogle, Moor Top, Machells Coppice and Kennels.

Last updated: 29th June 2016

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Baby Changing
  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Cars
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Mountain biking
  • Cycle wash
  • Dogs
  • Easy Access
  • Gradient (moderate)
  • Gradient (hard)
  • Hi-Rope
  • Horse riding
  • Information
  • Litter bin
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Recycling
  • Running
  • Segway
  • Shop
  • Trail (easy)
  • Walking
  • Trail (hard)
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Visitor centre
  • Viewpoint
  • Toliets (gents)
  • Toliets (ladies)


OS Grid ref: SD331944
Postcode: LA22 OQJ

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