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Grizedale

This stunning location in Grizedale Forest is the full monty of adventure with FIVE unrivalled experiences. Adrenaline 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 Segway if you want to see the very best of the Lake District, with breath-taking views of Coniston Lake and mountains.
 

go ape adventures at grizedale

THE GOLIATH OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

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

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  • Dogs welcome

  • Parking

  • Bike hire

  • Cycle trails

  • Food and drink

  • Walking routes

  • Winter Opening

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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.
  • Excellent all 3 kids loved it! Couldn't fault it! Thankyou will be visiting again only ring is the car park didn't recognise my number plate so just paid for 2 hours as was unsure how long id been there.

    Natalie Cassidy

  • My daughter (8) and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Grizedale Go Ape. On a beautiful sunny day, attentive and happy staff (who actually seemed to enjoy their job) greated is on arrival and were very helpful throughout the hour we spend scrambling around 3 levels of tree top fun. Each level completed one after the other and the rest of the time spent on whatever level suits the individuals preference! All very safe and I’d recommend for all with or without climbing experience although if you’re scared of heights you may want to think twice!

    Paul Walmsley

  • great instruction and facility

    Andrew Gardner

  • We went zip wiring. Inego and Jess were helpful and friendly guides. Would definitely recommend. I'm not good with heights and really enjoyed the experience.

    Ms Jayne Wright

  • A fabulous family experience, made extra special by the wonderful, friendly staff. Highly recommend.

    Peter Asquith

  • Brilliant! Such good fun! Just as good the second time round if not better! Highly recommend!!

    Abigail