We've changed our tree top experiences
Head for Tree Top Challenge if you want our toughest and most thrilling activity - ideal for adults. For families and younger adventurers, Tree Top Adventure or Tree Top Adventure+ will make for an unforgettable experience.
The Goliath of Outdoor Adventure
Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Grizedale Forest offers an unrivalled day out with four unparalleled experiences to let loose on. Tree Top Challenge will test the nerve of the fearless with its mix of high rope crossings and massive zip wires. Oh, and if zip wires are your thing, breathe in the fresh forest air as you fly zip-to-zip over 3km with our Zip Trekking Adventure.
Kids can get a slice of the action on Tree Top Adventure, our high ropes course designed to leave them with monkey-sized grins on their faces (grown ups welcome too!). Plus, for those who'd rather keep closer to the ground, whizz through the Douglas Firs on all-terrain Segways. Trust us, you'll leave a day out in Grizedale Forest with the adventure bug. But don't worry every Go Ape is different and just an hour down the road is our wonderful Whinlatter course.
Tree Top Challenge
Our Former Tree Top Adventure
Set in a forest of sky-scraping Douglas Firs, our high ropes course in Grizedale Forest feels seriously high, mainly due to its vertigo-inducing 19 metre platforms. It’s a giant on the adventure stage. From breathtaking views of Coniston Lake and mountains, to encounters with enchanting waterfalls. Tree Top Challenge features free-fall Tarzan swings and mega obstacles to challenge your inner daredevil. What's more our South Lakes adventure features two Zip Wires which fly over the road below.
Take a look at what’s involved:
The earlier you book, the less you pay...
You can now get a deal on your next Tree Top Challenge by booking well in advance. Take a (short) moment to find out how to save up to 20%*.
*Terms and conditions apply - learn more.
Tree Top Adventure+
A Brand New Experience
Aimed at older kids and teenagers, our Tree Top Adventure+ at Grizedale is one to get the heart-thumping. Boasting two tiers of action-packed fun this 60-minute ropes course offers a real test of balance and nerve. Adventurers will also get to fly down 130 metres of super-speedy zipwire, which is part of the adult course. With varying height and difficulty, our new high wire adventure will thrill and excite. Trust us – it’s a hard nut to crack!
AGES 6+ (Over 1.2 metres)
Tree Top Adventure
Our Former Tree Top Junior
Tree Top Adventure is unbeatable outdoor fun for kids. Designed for the bold and the brave as well as budding adventurers this hour-long activity has something for everyone to enjoy. Grizedale is the only Tree Top Adventure in our family tree that showcases a tiered course with a “Lobster Pot” change of height crossing! They'll love scrambling around three loops of obstacles and crossings - and with two awesome Zip Wires they'll finish on a high!
All Ages (Over 1 metre)
Our Segway experience at Grizedale Forest offers the very best of the Lake District. From breathtaking views of Coniston Lake and mountains, to encounters with enchanting waterfalls, our variety of routes ensures there’s something on offer for every ability, whatever the weather. Our stand-on, self-balancing Segways are a brilliant way to discover more of the forest than ever before.
Riders (Over 7 Stone)
Time on board
ZIP trekking adventure
Zip wires your thing? Fancy a 3km journey zip wiring? Then you’ll love our tandem Zip Trekking Adventure hidden in the tree tops. Seriously! You'll have to hike your way to our meeting point before being to one of the highest points in the forest. An aerial adventure that’s best when shared, you’ll spend two to three hours soaring through sky-scraping Douglas Firs with your Tribesman by your side. Izzy, whizzy, let’s get zippy.
All Ages (Over 13 years)
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
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
Make A DAY OF IT
Hire a bike and tackle the mountain trails
Explore the Sculpture Trail
Track down the Highway Rat with the Forestry Commission's new activity trail
The courtyard café is the perfect spot to re-fuel
Life at Grizedale
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. The Lake District is a hub of things to do with a vast range of activities to spend the whole day out among the trees. 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!
Make A Day Of It
- TREE TOP ADVENTURE
- TREE TOP ADVENTURE+
- TREE TOP CHALLENGE
- FOREST SEGWAY
- ZIP TREKKING ADVENTURE
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