Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead

#3 of 14 in Parks in Ambleside
Explore the hills, small tarns, and the settlements of Grizedale and Satterthwaite at Grizedale Forest. Enjoy guided walks, mountain biking, and an aerial-assault course. Discover the 90 sculptures scattered throughout the forest and the “Go Ape” high-wire adventure course. Explore the visitor center, children's playground, cafe, shop, picnic areas, and education center. The site hosts events such as car rallies, multi-sport challenges and husky races, so be sure to check the website in advance. There is a 16-bed hostel should you wish to stay longer. Take the guesswork out of planning a Ambleside vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The forest is a lovely place to go walking, whether you are a serious hiker or a family with pushchairs. The flatter roots, which are full of interesting and sometimes interactive sculptures, artwork ...  more »
  • Starting from the Visitor Centre (and cafe) at Grizedale, there are walks of varying lengths and difficulty; from short, easy walks suitable for families/pushchairs/wheelchairs/, to long and strenuous...  more »
  • Beautiful forest, great for walking, but especially for mountain biking, hard climbs, breath taking views, valleys where your voice echoes. Went with the family everyone loved it. Only thing bad was t...  more »

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