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
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Tree Top Adventure Zip Wire at Go Ape
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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

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Restrictions

Maximum Weight

20.5 stone (130KG)

Minimum Age

10 years

Minimum Height

1.4m (4ft7")

Participation 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

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • forestry commission parking is up to £7 per day, bring some change

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

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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

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • FORESTRY COMMISSION PARKING IS UP TO £7 PER DAY, BRING SOME CHANGE

Longest Zip

75

METRES

Highest Platform

12

METRES

Longest Crossing

15

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)

Participation 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

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • FORESTRY COMMISSION PARKING IS UP TO £7 PER DAY, BRING SOME CHANGE

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)

Participation 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

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • FORESTRY COMMISSION PARKING IS UP TO £7 PER DAY, BRING SOME CHANGE

Longest Zip

500

METRES

Highest Point

2.5

METRES

Top Speed

45

MPH

Total Length

3000

METRES

ReVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Rachel

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

24th February 2017

Managed to book the day storm Doris hit!!! Was offered full refund or rebook,but chanced it & had amazing time!!! Staff at Dalby fabulous & very chatty & helpful... definitely recommend!!! Well done to staff braving the elements & still smiling!!

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Melissa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

24th February 2017

Brilliant half-term activity for a varied family group. I would recommend a one-to-one adult to child/teenager ratio for the tree top adventure for the first time but attaching soon becomes second nature. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the little ones thought the tree top junior was fantastic. We needed to know from the website that the tree top junior was continuous attachment so that adults were free to supervise on the higher course without worrying!

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Philippa

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Grizedale

24th February 2017

Adrenaline rush. Love my daughter now enjoying the same fun that I do!!

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Bernice

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Woburn Safari Park

24th February 2017

Overall go ape was a great experience for us and a brilliant birthday treat for my boyfriend. The experience was on another level. I cannot wait to go again. I would recommend Go Ape to anyone.

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Sally

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Dalby

24th February 2017

A great birthday for both my 6y-o and my 14y-o girls. Loads of fun for everyone and right opposite the playground and stream so the juniors had extra fun waiting for the big apes to swing down after the final zip wire. A great activity with something for everyone. Thanks, we'll be back again soon.

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Anya

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Matfen

24th February 2017

Great day out and excellent staff

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Louise

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

24th February 2017

It was amazing from welcome to certificates at the end x as a single working mom time off with my girls is precious we just loved every minute and the team assisting in trees and On ground we're just so lovely funny and helpful we are coming back in a few weeks x totally Got it right ! Well done

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Sarah

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Cannock

23rd February 2017

The overall experience was fab. I was just watching and everyone had a great time. The staff were excellent. I was refunded some money as my partner and nephew didnt finish the course. A nice gesture. Two small issues. I parked at the Go Ape end in the blue badge bays but had to go all the way back to the main buildings to use the disabled toilet. Also the loo roll is out of reach when you sit on the loo.

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Jennifer

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Delamere

23rd February 2017

The staff were brilliant, they were very understanding of me and my fear when it came to the zip wire. They were all so enthusiastic and made the ex penitence well worth myour initial fears!! Well done to them all.

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Jill

ZIP TREKKING ADVENTURE, Grizedale

23rd February 2017

Our instructor was great, she was very informative and her sense of fun added a lot to the experience of zip trekking. The 4 of us had a brilliant time....it didn't get competitive at all!! 😀

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Alexa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

23rd February 2017

I'd never done anything like this; not even sure why I thought it might be a good idea. I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go again.

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Alexa

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Battersea Park

23rd February 2017

I'd never done anything like this; not even sure why I thought it might be a good idea. I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go again.

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