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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+ 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.

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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 bring some charcoal as there are picnic and BBQ areas, or you can 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.
  • Take the children on the Zog Activity Trail. 
  • The Courtyard Café is the perfect spot to re-fuel.
  • Honestly it was very physically demanding I have ME and Crohn’s disease but still was determined to finish it. It is an amazing experience

    lorna ruston

  • The instructors were friendly and funny and the course was great fun. The only thing I would say is that the briefing and training intro could have been moved along a little faster and more efficiently

    Cora Jones

  • Brilliant experience. Really thorough training that set my mind at ease being with my three kids. Big thanks to Crimson for checking on us around the course.

    Katharine Kehoe

  • Friendly well trained staff with great venue

    Mike Evans

  • Great day! We did the tree top junior with two 8 year olds. One needed a bit of extra help early on and the staff were great, built her confidence and by the end we couldn’t keep her off it. You get an hour to go round as many times as you can, I think we did about six loops. There are three routes to choose from with a zip slide at the end of every one. Great setting if a little tricky to get to on some narrow roads. All in all a great family day out.

    Ian Marsh

  • It was a large group of 11 so there was quite a lot of waiting and the following group caught up by the end

    Kay Stephenson

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