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Multi GrizedaleGrizedale Forest has something for everyone, from having a walk through the forest to flying through the trees on a zip wire.  We aslo have a number of events throughtout the year so check our our events page. 

GoApe Adventures

With 3 Tree Top adventures and Forest Segways on site it provides activities for all ages from 6+ upwards. Makes a perfect day out for team days out, birthday parties & school trips. Find out more at
Winter Opening:
Open November Weekends.
closed December & January
Open February Half Term
Open weekends in March.
Open Daily from March 21st, Half Term and Summer Holidays.
Term Time (closed Tuesdays).

Grizedale Mountain Bike Hire

You will find Premium bikes for the North Face Mountain Bike Trail, standard mountain bikes, childrens bikes, tag-a-longs, trailers and if you're not feeling that enthusiastic have a look at our electric bikes! With over 200 bikes available for hire we can cater for all abilities for you to explore our forest cycle trails. Clothing, spares or bike accessories are also available in our shop. Visit Grizedale Mountain Bikes website for more info, prices & to book online.

Grizedale Cafe

Our fantastic cafe must be one of the best places to eat and relax in the Lake District. The cafe offers a variety of hot meals and salads, childrens' meals, sandwiches, soups and cakes with a wide range of teas and coffees. There is also a range of takeway snacks available from the "hatch" if you don't have time to sit down to eat and drink. 


On Foot - Map reading challenges for children, families, beginners and experts.
We have 3 suggested courses: 2km, 3km & 4.2km. Waterproof maps are available to purchase in the Visitor Information for £2.
Cycle - Mushroom Cycle Trail  

Adventure Play Area

 Our amazing adventure play area is great for kids to burn off any excess energy. Situated just below the courtyard, there is plenty to keep them occupied. There are picnic benches and undercover seating close by.


Grizedale offers miles of scenic route options from fast hill climbs on rough terrain to gentler gravel paths that are traffic free with stunning views. Follow our existing bike or walking routes or explore the forest and set your own goals with the help of our trail map.

Horse Riding

We have miles of bridleways and forest roads around Grizedale Forest for you to explore. With breathtaking views you'l find there are trails to suit eveyone.

Last updated: 10th May 2018

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What's Here?

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


OS Grid ref: SD331944
Postcode: LA22 OQJ

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