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Grizedale Forest

Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
+44 1229 860010
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Walks for everyone!!

So pleased to have found Grizedale forest! I came here as a child but now as a couple we enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alice B
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Getting to grizedale forest

I found it really hard to get here.. it was very poorly signed. It took 3hours to get there. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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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” (127 reviews)
Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
+44 1229 860010
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So pleased to have found Grizedale forest! I came here as a child but now as a couple we enjoyed a moderately challenging walk - we are not walkers in general so it was a lovely achievement and the views on the red route were...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I found it really hard to get here.. it was very poorly signed. It took 3hours to get there. The roads were terrible, lots of diversion, and circling back on yourself. Overall it was a bad experience of getting to grizedale. However I would go...More

Thank shannon12344321
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me, my Wife and young Daughter happened upon this place whilst out visting nearby Hawkshead village, we loved it! A variety of walks of different lengths and difficulties, great things for the kids, nice cafe and clean toilets, and the go ape bit that you...More

Thank chris_evetts
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were really lucky on this occasion to visit at a quiet time. Despite the great weather and it being a Sunday there was hardly a soul out on the trail we walked. We arrived at 10am and took on one of the moderate 2...More

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the trail centre to compare with our home one at Nevis Range. We enjoyed the biking, however there were not as many trails as our local. I would struggle to advise where beginners would go or children. Lots of tracks not technical but very...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 week ago

there go ape, and several mountain trails to keep you busy all day. As with most of lake district car park is fairly expensive, and the shops close promptly at 5pm so beware if you want a late snack. we went to go-ape and then...More

Thank laljet1
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all I want to address previous comments with regards to mountain bikers hitting walkers - it appears the managers are working on this. On our visit the walker only paths had additional rocks etc added to make it much more difficult for bikes...More

Thank crystal_canary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this while out on a drive. What a fab place, the walks are really good with so much to do it was a great day out.

Thank ManchesterKitten30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 414Vera1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the mountain bike as the trails looked awesome,...More

Thank Jamesnmonkey
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Heather S
Is there buggy friendly walks?? Thanks in advance
17 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
Can you take dogs?
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
We are interested in cycle hire for the day, are there cycle routes to follow well signposted? how much is it to hire and what do we need to bring? Thank you.
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