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Grizedale Forest

Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
+44 1229 860010
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The Gruffalo Trail

We visited with 3 grandchildren, aged 7, 4 and 2. The gentleman in the Visitor Centre was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kendal, United Kingdom
Something for all the famlily !

Grizedale Forest is a fabulous place with lots to do for all ages. I have participated in the Go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Scenic forest located in England's Lake District that serves as a recreation center for hiking and mountain biking, plus an outdoor "art museum" with numerous sculptures scattered throughout the forest.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“go ape” (131 reviews)
Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
+44 1229 860010
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited with 3 grandchildren, aged 7, 4 and 2. The gentleman in the Visitor Centre was very welcoming and friendly towards the children. The kids enjoyed the trail, following the clues and running over the bridges and along the paths. An easy walk for...More

Thank Legallass
Reviewed 2 days ago

Grizedale Forest is a fabulous place with lots to do for all ages. I have participated in the Go Ape and the zip line adventures with my teenage son and we had a ball ! I also recommend the Gruffalo hunt for younger adventurers with...More

Thank kafmac
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to do. From cycling on some great cycle tracks to a excellent coffee shop at the end. Go Ape on site as well to add to the thrill. Will be back.

Thank Allongboh Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best days out and varied walks we've had! We arrived at a secondary car park "Kennels" about a 10mins stroll to the main forestry commission site (where we got a walking map). Having had the idea while driving from nearby Far Sawrey...More

Thank maiLCasey
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fntastic scenery and wonderful walks for the serious walker and the less adventerous. Go ape outside adventure ther too for the young and the young at heart as long as you dont mind heights and zip wires. Dogs are not permitted to run free which...More

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 5 days ago

wonderful setting . easy to park but you have to pay which was not very obvious when we arrived . forest walks wonderful and so peaceful . picnic tables available near car park.

Thank lesley c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic place to cycle with children even when it's pouring down with rain. Cheap cycle route map with lots of options.

Thank 338emma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day at Grizedale with the kids and they loved the Gruffalo hunt in which they had to find clues for different animals (including the gruffalo)... we paid £3 for a pack which included stickers and a hunt booklet but this isnt necessary...More

Thank ChrisSlater21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us with our 13-year-old teenage son. Staying in a cottage near to the GoApe facility. If you want peace and quiet away from the busy towns of the Lake District this is the ideal place. Lots of forest walks and great for mountain...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walks for us and our little dog. Cafes, exhibitions and shops at the visitor centre. Well worth a visit.

Thank 34Duffy
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Heather S
16 June 2017|
Response from 414Vera1970 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are different grades of walks . Especially the ones at the visitor centre . They have a map . As we have dogs we wanted something easy for them as they are getting older now. We were very impressed with all of it... More
Hannah H
11 June 2017|
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Response from Penelope D | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they are most welcome in the restaurant ..
Janet C
12 February 2017|
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Response from DaveBBradford | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of cycle routes all clearly signed and graded according to difficulty. Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre website gives you prices for hiring bikes - these vary depending on the type of bike you want to hire... More