Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead

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#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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  • Great place for a walk varying in length for all abilities. Go Ape for those brave people, cycle hire with marked tracks. Visits centre under renovation so not a lot in. Cafe pleasant surroundings onl...  more »
  • Excellent path network near visitor centre and lots to do for all ages. Not sure the car park should be so pricey though  more »
  • As I'm pretty useless I decided to buy a map before undertaking this trail. The map be bought from the Information Center for £1.50 (where the staff are helpful and friendly). The walk includes many o...  more »

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