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Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead

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Forest Nature / Park
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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  • We took our dogs up a path through woods with small stream and small water falls . Bogle crag was a bit of a climb but easy enough for me with arthritis and two old dogs  more »
  • We visited Grizedale twice during a four day stay in Hawkshead with the family. The place is amazing, with a wide range of activities to suit the more adventurous type. A bit gutted that I didn't take...  more »
  • We walked part the way through Grizedale Forest as part of a walk starting at Hawkshead village. The scenery in the forest is stunning and at times eerily quiet. It is popular with both walkers and mo...  more »
  • Great place. Would love to go back again to try out the other activities. The zip trek was amazing. And would def do it again.
  • Love this place! So many things to do around a very well equipped Visitor centre
  • Fantastic well kept forest. Ideal to visit with family for a walk. Multiple walks available for all abilities. Also adventure activities on offer (Go Ape)
  • If you love the great outdoors, you'll find walks, cycle trails, treetop ropes adventures, adventure playground, sculpture walks and much more here. Cafe is good too.
  • Great park for the kids, nice cafe for relaxing after a walk, lots of different walks for all the family. We always enjoy Grizedale and come back regularly.