Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. Whether you're looking for an easy going walking trail for all abilities, a MTB route to test your skills, a quiet spot to admire the wildlife and amazing sculptures or a place to relax and enjoy some great food.
Ramorum disease of Larch trees in Cumbria
Larch trees in Cumbria, including the Lake District, are being affected by the destructive Ramorum disease.
For further information, including what you can do to help, visit our Ramorum in Cumbria page.
Coming Soon - GoApe Zip Trek Adventure
Zip after zip, with stunning views across the valleys. Our Zip Trek Adventure will be a ground to ground zip course. There are 7 zips. All big. All are 'tandem' - two zips next to each other.
The new Rheged @ Grizedale shop is now open and is selling a wide range of toys, art & craft, artisan food, outdoor accessories and great gift ideas. Open every day from 10am. Find out more www.rheged.com or call 01229 860593
Situated between the lakes of Coniston and Windermere Grizedale is an ideal place to go walking, with views of the lakes and mountains, the shelter of the trees and sculptures in the forest. There are way marked trails of different lengths and grades to suit all abilities. Have a chat with our visitor centre staff if you need more advice once you arrive and they’ll be able to help you chose the best route to suit you and the conditions.
Grizedale Forest is a fantastic for biking. The North Face single track route gives experienced mountain bikers an adrenaline rush while the forest roads and bridleways have a range of safe, off-road routes for different abilities.
Enjoy the classic Go Ape experience in the trees or explore the forest on an epic all-terrain segway. Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.
Grizedale Forest is famous for its outdoor sculptures. Since 1977 leading international artists have created sculpture in response to Grizedale Forest's unique environment, establishing the first collection of site-specific art in the UK. Now around 40 sited artworks are located across the forest, linked by the network of walking and cycling trails.
Grizedale Forest is a haven for wildlife. It’s home to the only remaining indigenous woodland herd of red deer in England. If you’re lucky, you can spot them roaming around the forest, especially at dawn or dusk. There are also roe deer living in the forest, while the birds include buzzards and barn owls as well as red kites, thanks to the recent Grizedale Red Kite re-introduction project.
Cafe in the Forest please note: cash sales only
Our fantastic cafe must be one of the best places to eat and relax in the Lake District. The cafe offers a variety of hot meals and salads, childrens' meals, sandwiches, soups and cakes with a wide range of teas and coffees. There is also a range of takeway snacks available from the "hatch" if you don't have time to sit down to eat and drink.
Create something special and personal using wool and colour. Anyone from the age of 4 to 94 can felt. Simple items such as a felt brooch or felt ball can be made in as little as 30 minutes.
Children love the tactile experience of blending warm water, soap and wool together, giving a beautiful result which is uniquely expressed and ready to take home with pride. Drop in childrens & adults workshops coming soon
Prices vary depending on the type of workshop.
Felt Picture - 4yr up
Felt Ball - 5yr up
Necklace - 9yrs up
Brooch - 10yrs up
Location: Grizedale Visitor Centre
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Autumn & Winter Opening:
Weekends - 11am to 4:30pm
Weekdays - Appointments only
School Holidays - Open most days
call 07401467826 or email email@example.com for more information and pricing.