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Grizedale

This stunning location 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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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 is a mecca 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 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

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.
  • Loved it! Wanted the zip trekking to last longer but we sure will do it again sometime this year! Instructors were fab.

    SamxIan

  • Such a fantastic experience for all the family. We did the junior tree top adventure and it was perfect for our 7 year old adrenaline junkie! Really friendly helpful staff especially Leah and Ross. Would definitely recommend Go Ape Grizedale.

    Rachel Walker

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

    Minsy

  • Excellent fun had by all, thank you, to all involved, very professional, well run, especially Josh, he was very pleasant and explained procedures very clearly to my daughter and her friends, in fact all the leaders were very good, thanks for a great time, my daughter and her friends really enjoyed themselves 😊

    Rachel Sharp

  • Excellent day out with fabulous instructors. Will be back.

    Jacky

  • Super friendly staff and great fun.

    Steven Pearson

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