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Grizedale Forest, Lake District

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.

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THE GOLIATH OF lake district ADVENTUREs

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.

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Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winner

In 2023 Go Ape Grizedale was awarded the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award. Here's a recent review:

"What an experience. Brilliant! Friendly & knowledgeable staff who genuinely engage with you. I have told all my friends how fantastic an experience it is!"

Jean

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  • Go Ape high ropes course

    Zip trekking adventure. The place is amazing, all the staff were welcoming and polite. Great day out

    Guy James

  • outdoor activities

    Best thing the girls have done. We took the girls for an afternoon out and they really enjoyed it. The staff were really good.

    AJfourfitness

  • Go Ape high ropes course

    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

  • outdoor activities

    Grizedale in The Lakes We did the Zip Trek with instructors Tilly & Sam. I was a bit nervous to say the least but Tilly and Sam were amazing. They were so patient and encouraging. A wonderful experience that I would do again in a heartbeat.

    Christina Heaney

  • outdoor activities

    So much fun! The instructors were very knowledgable and encouraging, the course is great - especially the Tarzan swing at the end! We’ll definitely be back and can’t wait to bring the kids to the junior section think they’ll love it too.

    Beth

  • Go Ape high ropes course

    Excellent Instructors. All of the staff were welcoming and friendly when we arrived. Annie and Tom were fantastic throughout and made it a fun experience zip trekking. Will definitely be back Go ape zip trekking @Grizedale

    Michele