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

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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

Hayley

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

30th July 2016

Kids had an absolute blast :) my eldest cannot wait to be tall enough to try out the senior course!

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Alison

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Cannock

30th July 2016

Fantastic experience, would definitely do it again!

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Mike

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

30th July 2016

Coming down the zip wire past Go Ape cabin was fantastic.

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Andrew

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

30th July 2016

The children enjoyed the whole experience,I was a little. Concerned if my youngest would complete the course,after the initial challenge he got to grips with it and love it!

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Harro

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

30th July 2016

Excellent time, friendly staff and great course. Is actually better each time.

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Harro

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

30th July 2016

Excellent time, friendly staff and great course. Is actually better each time.

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Lynne

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Whinlatter

30th July 2016

The rope of death. Swinging towards a wall of rope. Scary but exilerating.

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scott

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Haldon

30th July 2016

great day out . little bit expensive . haldon forest Go Ape could do with being sign posted better.

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scott

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Haldon

30th July 2016

great day out . little bit expensive . haldon forest Go Ape could do with being sign posted better.

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Kirsty

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

30th July 2016

Really enjoyed our first visit at Dalby Forest! Had a very warm welcome by staff! My boys loved it!!

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Mary

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Thetford Forest

30th July 2016

This is the second time the children have done Junior go ape and the experience was once again fantastic - staff were enthusiastic, encouraging and safe. The children had lots of turns at doing the course and once again I was really impressed with the organisation. Thank you

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Kelly

FOREST SEGWAY, Sherwood

30th July 2016

Had an amazing time on the Segway adventure. Family day out. Guide was helpful and always available to ask questions and take pictures. Felt like we had a brilliant long trail round the forest. So much fun and will definitely be coming again!

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