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Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead

Categories: Forests, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Ambleside vacation builder to add Grizedale Forest and other attractions to your Ambleside vacation plans.
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  • Our family outing consisted of 4 /6 & 8 year old as well as 5 adults and a dog! We started off by having lunch in the reasonably priced cafe. Big advantage (or not depending .....) interesting childre...  read more »
  • Really enjoyed the green route through the forest. It was about 10 miles long and was a little harder than moderate. You need proper footwear to complete the whole route as in areas boots are a must. ...  read more »
  • Grizedale feels to be well off the beaten track but once you have arrived the parking is good , the staff are helpful, there are bikes for hire and a variety of marked trails, a good number of well ma...  read more »
  • Well marked walking routes through great countryside. Cycle routes also catered for. The interactive wooden sculptures from my last visit are all gone bar a few (replaced with boards catering to keeping children from being 'bored') The adit ion of Go Ape to the forest doesn't seem to have spoiled the area I walked.
  • A nice place for mountainbiking. A lot of routes, for beginners and advanced mountainbikers. The climbing in the trees looks real cool, but is a bit expensive.
  • Great cafe which is dog friendly, great walks, good for biking and hiking but also pram / child friendly walks.
  • You find links to the life of Beatrix Potter, who helped a lot to keep the Lake District as beautiful and surprising. See also: Brantwood at Coniston, the house of John Ruskin.
  • Great spot for walking mountain biking and much more
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