Adventure : Mountain Biking, Go Ape, Segway.

Grizedale Forest nestles in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks to swinging through the trees on GoApe, enjoying a leisurely meal in the Grizedale Café to exhilarating mountain bike rides.  

  • The staff at the Visitor Centre and shop can help you plan your visit. There are eight waymarked walking trails ranging from the easy access Ridding Wood Trail to the strenuous Silurian Way, with forty sculptures across the forest to discover. Cyclists can try the North Face single track mountain bike trail as well as the many forest roads.
    The Grizedale Cafe serves tasty snacks and meals, with take-away option too. 
    The GoApe high wire course is a unique aerial adventure. 
    Grizedale Mountain Bike offer cycle hire, including children’s bikes and trailers and a shop for bikes and accessories. 

The Forestry Commission offers an extensive guided activity programme ranging from badger watching to children’s activities plus education programmes.
Grizedale also plays host to a wide range of events from car rallies to mountain bike races.


Open every day except Christmas day. Check website for seasonal opening times. Go Ape closed December and January. 
  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Grizedale - Go Ape

Located in Grizedale Forest. Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Grizedale offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. The jewel in the crown features Zip Trekking Adventure – a network of seven tandem zip lines that traverse the sky-scraping Douglas Firs of the Grizedale Forest. Please allow plenty of time to get to Go Ape Grizedale. Roads get very busy in the Lakes so we’d advise you to allow some extra time! much fun
Grizedale ropes