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This stunning location in Grizedale Forest is the full monty of adventure with FIVE unrivalled experiences.

drenaline junkies should head to the Treetop Challenge or Zip Trekking Adventure if seriously high-level tree-top crossings and incredible zip wire flights get your pulse quickening.

There’s Treetop Adventure Plus for older kids and teenagers and Treetop Adventure for the young would-be explorers.

You can also hop on a Forest Segway if you want to see the very best of the Lake District, with breath-taking views of Coniston Lake and mountains.

Sundown Sessions are back

Sundown Sessions are returning this October to Go Ape Grizedale. Get the full lowdown here.


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Sundown Sessions at Go Ape Grizedale

If zip wires are your thing, then Zip Trek Experience is the one for you. But if you like to tackle tricky crossings, swing from Tarzan swings and g down super-fast zip wires for good measure, then check out Treetop Adventure or Treetop Adventure Plus. Whichever adventure you choose, minimal lighting adds a new level of excitement into the mix! After all, everybody knows that when the sun goes down, the real fun begins…

What and when can I book?

Zip Trek Experience: After 17:00 on Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th October and Friday 29th to Sunday 31st October.

Treetop Adventure and Treetop Adventure Plus: After 17:15 on Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th October and Friday 29th to Sunday 31st October.

How do I book?

1. Click the ‘book now’ button at the top of your screen.
2. Choose your preferred location and chosen activity 
3. Select your date and time, Sundown Sessions susually start after 5pm, but times can vary by site.
4. From here, follow the usual check-out process, but be quick as spaces are limited!


Feel the anticipation build on the long winding approach to Go Ape Grizedale which nestles between the lakes Coniston Water and Windermere.

Even by our standards, these are super high courses but the stunning views across the incredible Lake District, with mountains and lakes as your backdrop, are worth the inevitable increase in heart rate.

Grizedale Forest is a haven for zip wire lovers. Each of the high ropes courses offer seriously long flights but the king of forest flying is Zip Trekking Adventure – a spine-tingling 3km aerial adventure. Once you’ve unhooked yourself from your tree high travels why not try one of the 10 walking trails ranging from 1 to 10 miles.

If you’re feeling fit head up to the highest point in Grizedale Forest which offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the Lake District fells.

Bring or hire bikes. There are several cycling routes, some on forest roads and others for more extreme cyclists.

Keep your eyes wide open – Grizedale is the home to the largest site-related ‘Sculpture in the Forest’ exhibition in the country.

Pack up a picnic or grab a drink and a bite to eat at the Visitor Centre tearoom.

Location Overview

  • Corporate Events More info

  • School Trips More info

  • Dogs welcome

  • Parking

  • Bike hire

  • Cycle trails

  • Food and drink

  • Walking routes

  • Winter Opening

Attention! Please do not use Apple Maps to find us as it may send you elsewhere. We advise using Google Maps

Go Ape Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

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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. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Make A Day of It

  • Get out and about in the forest on one of the walking or cycling routes.
  • Explore the famous sculpture trail.
  • The Courtyard Café is the perfect spot to re-fuel.
  • Zip trekking adventure. The place is amazing, all the staff were welcoming and polite. Great day out

    Guy James

  • Great fun. It poured down all day but it didn't matter.


  • Very nice good service very good staff we enjoyd our day will be back thanks

    .mr h r Khidir

  • Lovely experienced staff and overall a brilliant day!


  • My sons loved it. Staff helpful and approachable.

    Julia Howarth

  • Staff were absolutely fantastic with the boys. They were so friendly and helpful-couldn’t do enough for us. Thank you!