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.

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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

FS_Course_Map_Grizedale

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

Emily

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Forest of Dean

26th July 2016

It was really good, only feedback is I think the courses could be a little bit longer will more to do.

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Ursula

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Buxton

26th July 2016

My son and grandson were bought their experience as a birthday gift and they loved it!! The rest of the family were there in support and enjoyed the country park as well as watching the two young men swinging through the trees. We'd recommend to anyone who likes a safe adventure!

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Ros

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Forest of Dean

26th July 2016

My grandson really enjoyed it and thought it was great value for money. But he thought that the coarse was too short and he was doing the same thing over and over again in his time there.

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Jenny

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Leeds Castle

26th July 2016

I participated to supervise my 5yr old daughter and encourage my nervous 10yr old son. The team supported and encouraged my son so well I didn't need to worry about him at all (he disappeared and went on the zip wire before I knew it!) and I was therefore able to concentrate on my daughter for the entire session. I would have had every confidence in the Team supporting her as well that day and will certainly do so with confidence once she is 6yrs old. Great morning out for our family. A big "Thank you" to the Team on duty that morning.

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Jim

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Woburn Safari Park

26th July 2016

We had a great family day out.

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Vivien

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Leeds Castle

26th July 2016

Amazing experience. Exceeded my expectations. I found it fun, different and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Ieva

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Forest of Dean

26th July 2016

It was an awesome experience for my junior Tarzan, we will definitely come back with more friends along.

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Deena

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Sherwood

26th July 2016

My son loved everything about go ape. The staff were superb and the facilities were amazing. Will definitely be going back but trying out the more complex course next time. highly recommend for an enjoyable day

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Deena

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Sherwood

26th July 2016

My son loved everything about go ape. The staff were superb and the facilities were amazing. Will definitely be going back but trying out the more complex course next time. highly recommend for an enjoyable day

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Hana

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Trent Park

26th July 2016

Staff were very lovely and friendly from the start making it enjoyable. They were all smiley and encouraging which was great. Went the extra mile to help us. Lived the courses themselves was great to be at that height and absolutely loved the zip wire. Overall, a really great experience and would definitely do it again.

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Eddie

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Grizedale

26th July 2016

I took my son to his first Go Ape experience. I was a bit worried that he may complete it within the hour slot, but then was given a time of an hour to do it as many times as we could. It was challenging for him, as well as still entertaining for me. The staff were all really helpful, as well as great at encouraging my son to do that bit more.

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Natalie

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

26th July 2016

Had a great day out on the Tree Top Junior. Thank you to the staff who were extra patient and very helpful with my very apprehensive daughter. They did their upmost to make her feel safe and keep her calm her on each obstacle and she did it all! Hope to see you all again next year.

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