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Go Ape at Grizedale Forest Cumbria

Grizedale Forest Park, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
+44 845 519 1798
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Not for the faint-hearted

This is a great activity for teenagers, but note that until they're 16 you have to do it as well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Juliet C
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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Love this place! Beautiful in Winter

So much to do for the whole family (and dog) no matter what time of year. Beautiful and quieter in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clayton24
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Our adventure near Hawkshead (the jewel in our crown) has always proved a popular day out. Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high. And that's because it is. Enjoy our epic Tree Top Adventure in the Lakes. Swinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an adventure brings people together like nothing else we've ever seen. It really does. You'll fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy 18 metres up a magnificent Douglas Fir. You and your tribe can expect the ultimate adventure at Grizedale. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our NEW forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway - an epic experience with a down to earth twist. And Grizedale Forest is also home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Tiny Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids! Zip Trekking Adventure is a brand NEW experience. The course is a network of seven tandem zip lines that traverse the sky-scraping Douglas Firs at Grizedale Forest, providing customers with an exhilarating experience of flying way above the forest floor, and seeing the area in a completely new way. Please arrive 15 minutes before Zip Trekking Adventure.
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Grizedale Forest Park, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great activity for teenagers, but note that until they're 16 you have to do it as well! Apparently about 1 in 20 people completely bottle out when they get to the first bit, you do get a refund! I can recommend doing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to do for the whole family (and dog) no matter what time of year. Beautiful and quieter in winter. Good cafe and there are exhibitions periodically in visitor centre. Love the fact you can get your mountain bike serviced whilst you’re here too,

Thank Clayton24
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Just spent 3 hours at go ape. It did not disappoint lots of laughter and lots of fun. We were aged between 13 and 55 and we did it all, the introduction and safety guidance was brilliant and we were looked after all the way...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great excillerating fun, laughs and challenges all rolled in to one. The harness system is genius, ensures everybody safe all the time. Go for it!!

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a better day. Dave and Jason were brilliant instructors. Although pretty scary, we had a fantastic day. All incredibly safe, but so much fun, especially the final zip over the car park! Thanks again for a great day, couldn't have been...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We went on the Tree Top Junior with our 9 and 6 year olds. It's so much fun, and the staff are brilliant. When the 6 year old got a bit stuck, and wouldn't listen to daddy (!), one of the staff came up and...More

Thank glyndot
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

did the 8 zip treks on the first day of our holidays, 7 in our group ably supported by Freya who did an epic job getting us round in one piece. i can honestly say it was epic!! 3 hours later we zip wired back...More

Thank nik a
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is brilliant! 8 zip wires with a great guide Paddy! Even in the drizzle this was fab fun and well worth the money!

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We are not experienced zip wire enthusiasts (well we weren't before Lewis & Liz took us on our 3km experience over 8 zip wires) but we are now. Lewis & Liz from Go Ape Zip trekking have such passion about the activity & were clear...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thought we'd give it a go and we are SO glad we did! Great staff who know how to make you feel at ease and a good course too! I'd recommend with and without kids, one for memory making - what...More

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Helen W
25 October 2017|
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Response from GoApeTribe | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch Helen. There are miles of paths to explore at Grizedale. Your four-legged friend will have a blast. There's also a super cafe on site for you to grab a brew after your stomp. Check out the... More
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Anthony N
15 May 2017|
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Response from GoApeTribe | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch and for thinking of us. Grizedale Cafe is situated in the courtyard and provides hot and cold food and drinks throughout the year. The facility is managed by our chums Churchill Catering Ltd. Well... More
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Swaburah B
6 March 2017|
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Response from cmoon6365 | Reviewed this property |
The distance between the YHA Hawkshead & the Go Ape Grizedale Forest location is just 3 miles but I am very doubtful that it is on a bus route. My recommendation is that you contact both the Grizedale Youth Hostel & also Go... More
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