Go Ape Grizedale
Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using sat-nav directions. Please always cross reference with a map.
Your sat nav will estimate a time of arrival based on the speed limit of the roads you are travelling. It is not possible to travel at the maximum speed on the rural roads around Grizedale so please allow an extra half an hour to take account of this.
In addition, the directions provided by standard mapping websites can be very confusing, particularly when approaching Grizedale from the South. We strongly recommend following the directions below.
Please do not use the Ferry across Windermere, it will delay your journey, you might miss your session and this will result in the possibility of not being able to do your activity.
Waiting times for the ferry are often in excess of 45 minutes. Feel free to use it on your return journey when you have more time.
Recommended route is from the south via the A590 and Newby Bridge. Follow signs to Hawkshead, past the Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge and through Lakeside, up the west side of Windermere.
As you come to Hawkshead (approximately 8 miles, 20 minutes, from the A590 turn) take the small left turn signed to Grizedale next to two white cottages. If you go past a repair garage and a primary school, you have missed the turn.
Continue for three miles up over the hill and down the other side and park in Kennels car park on the right, or Hall Car Park on the left another half mile further on.
From the North get to Ambleside and follow the signs to Hawkshead and then to Grizedale, taking the small right hand turn 200yrds past the school. Continue for three miles up over the hill and down the other side and park in Kennels car park.
From Kennels Car Park, follow the large finger board signs to Go Ape. This will take you alongside the river and underneath the course itself. It will take approximately 5-7 minutes.
From Hall Car Park, walk uphill following signs for the Visitor Centre. Cross the road and enter the Courtyard. From there, we are opposite the Play Park. Approximately 5 minute walk.
Parking Charges are as follows:
Hall Car Park is now “Park with Ease (Pay on exit)"
- Up to 20 mins – Free
1st Hour - £1.80
Additional time - 45p per 20 mins,
All Day - £7.00.
Kennels Road Car Park is still a standard pay and display.
Our forest doors at Grizedale are open nearly all year around so there's plenty of time to live life adventurously.
However, we usually close after early December as not only does it get a little chilly we like to give our adventures a little TLC during this time.
To see when you can unleash your inner ape at your preferred Go Ape location please use our orange booking bar to view available booking dates.
We highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.