Days Out in Cumbria | Go Ape Grizedale Forest

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GRIZEDALE

Cumbria

Located to the east of Coniston Water and to the south of Hawkshead lies Grizedale Forest. Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Grizedale offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. Our jewel in the crown features Zip Trekking Adventure - a network of seven tandem zip lines that traverse the sky-scraping Douglas Firs of our Cumbrian hideaway. 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!

Boy on Crossing at Tree Top Junior
Family Day Out Zip Wires
Fun at Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
Tree Top Adventure Zip Wire at Go Ape
Forest Segway Experience
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GRIZEDALE

Cumbria

  • TREE TOP ADVENTURE
  • TREE TOP JUNIOR
  • FOREST SEGWAY
  • ZIP TREKKING ADVENTURE
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Tree Top Adventure

Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. Set in a forest of sky-scraping Douglas Firs, Grizedale feels seriously high, mainly due to its vertigo-inducing 19 metre platforms. Our South Lakes adventure features two Zip Wires which fly over the road below!

Take a look at what’s involved:

Price:

Baboon (10-15)

£25

Gorilla (16+)

£33

TTA_Course_Map_Grizedale

Restrictions

Maximum Weight

20.5 stone (130KG)

Minimum Age

10 years

Minimum Height

1.4m (4ft7")

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee

Baboon

(10-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather, so bring along a mac if it’s raining! Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). Long hair must be tied back.

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

tree top adventure checklist

  • forestry commission parking is up to £7 per day, bring some change
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

Longest Zip

275

METRES

Highest Platform

19

METRES

Longest Crossing

22.5

METRES

Total Length

908

METRES

Tree Top Junior

A fun filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate three loops of crossings and finish on a high with two awesome Zip Wires. Grizedale is the only Junior Adventure in our family tree that showcases a tiered course with a “Lobster Pot” change of height crossing!

Take a look at what’s involved:

Price:

All Ages (Over 1 metre)

£18

TTJ_Course_Map_Grizedale

Restrictions

Minimum Age

All Ages

Minimum Height

1m (3ft 3)

Maximum Weight

20.5 stone (130KG)

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee

Junior under 6

(Over 1 metre)

Adults must participate and we recommend 1 to 1 on first visit

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee

Junior

(6-15)

Adults can supervise from the ground or up on the course. 16-17 year olds do not need supervision but cannot sign for under 16s

Know Before You Go

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather, so bring along a mac if it’s raining! Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). Long hair must be tied back.

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

tree top junior checklist

  • FORESTRY COMMISSION PARKING IS UP TO £7 PER DAY, BRING SOME CHANGE
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

Longest Zip

74

METRES

Highest Platform

10.6

METRES

Longest Crossing

14.3

METRES

Total Length

308

METRES

Forest Segway

It's the epic adventure with a down-to-earth twist. Cruise and explore the forest floor on one of our all-terrain, self balancing electric Segways. Grizedale boasts some incredible focal points - stopovers at Wood Moss Tarn and Howgill View are part of the experience!

Price:

Riders 10+ (Over 7 Stone)

£35

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Restrictions

Minimum Age

10 years

Minimum Weight

7 STONE (45KG)

Maximum Weight

19.5 stone (125KG)

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee

Child

(10-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather, so bring along a mac if it’s raining! Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). Long hair must be tied back.

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

forest segway checklist

  • FORESTRY COMMISSION PARKING IS UP TO £7 PER DAY, BRING SOME CHANGE
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

AVERAGE Speed

10.5

MPH

Time on board

1

HOUR

ALL-TERRAIN

X2 SE

SEGWAYS

Min. Weight

7

STONE

ZIP trekking adventure

Zip Trekking Adventure is a network of seven tandem zip lines that traverse the sky-scraping Douglas Firs at Grizedale Forest. An exhilarating way to fly above the forest floor and live life adventurously in a completely new way.

Price:

All Ages (Over 13 years)

£45

Dual Zip Experience UK

Restrictions

Minimum Age

13 years

Minimum Height

1.4m (4FT7")

Minimum Weight

7 stone (45KG)

Maximum Weight

19.5 stone (124KG)

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee

Child

(13-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather, so bring along a mac if it’s raining! Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). Long hair must be tied back.

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

zip trekking checklist

  • FORESTRY COMMISSION PARKING IS UP TO £7 PER DAY, BRING SOME CHANGE
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

Longest Zip

500

METRES

Highest Point

150

FEET

Top Speed

45

MPH

Total Length

3000

METRES

ReVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Niki

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Battersea Park

31st August 2016

Very exciting from start to finish and a great feeling of achievement

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Jean

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Thetford Forest

31st August 2016

Very disappointed that the cause has changed and seams to have got smaller but the price is still the same. Everyone was finished in half the normal time it used to take even though it was in the school holidays.

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Angela

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Battersea Park

31st August 2016

Fantastic, my daughter is 4 and just over a meter, she was in her element....i was more fearful than her!!!

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Claire

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Rivington

31st August 2016

We really enjoyed the course, especially the zip wire over the lake. My kids both said it was awesome!

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Hamad

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Battersea Park

30th August 2016

It was a little difficult as an adult, to do the junior course (as I had an eight year old with me) as the lines are very low. Apart from that it was a fantastic experience, throughly enjoyed by the kids.

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Lindsey

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Sherwood

30th August 2016

It was a spur of the moment adventure and my 10year old and I loved every minute. It is a superb place with great staff and I would recommend it as it's great fun and a laugh too. My son wants to go back asap and also wants his birthday party to be there so it's a thumbs up from us :)

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Sumaira

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

30th August 2016

Had an excellent time. Thought we arrived late but the staff were so friendly and told me to relax its all ok! Although we were the last ones there we weren't rushed. Would defo recommend go ape in Cannock. Beautiful place

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Rajesh

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Margam

30th August 2016

Go Ape was a great adventure. Children loved it.

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Rebekah

FOREST SEGWAY, Moors Valley

30th August 2016

I booked for 4 of us and we arrived 20 mins before the start time as requested. We were greeted by very friendly staff and loved the segways but the experience was let down by the fact we started 10 minutes late due to 6 people arriving at the time we were supposed to start. I assumed we would get the full hour we paid for but sadly, including the safety briefing we only got 50 minutes, which meant only 35 minutes in the forest on the segways. Very disappointed!

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Maddy

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bracknell

30th August 2016

Very exciting. Great value for money especially the more advanced course. Great c/s as we had to change the location at last minute. Overall excellent

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Meena

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bedgebury

30th August 2016

Unfortunately due to traffic delays and roadworks it took us 2 hours to travel from Essex to Kent. As a result we missed our booking. The staff were very understanding and were able to move our booking. We only had to wait a short time for our slot. This is the first time I have been to a go ape adventure. I booked it for my niece and nephew as a birthday gift. I am surprised with the quality and challenges it sets for young children. I am extremely impressed as I enjoy hiking and trekking. I enjoyed the day and had a great laugh with he kids. I've already been tasked to book another one for my nephew and niece! Thank you.

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Simon

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Alice Holt

30th August 2016

Had a great couple of hours swinging through the trees! Special thanks to the instructor who talked a nervous 11 year old through a couple of wobbly moments. Looking forward to the next tree top adventure!

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