Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone.

Situated between the lakes of Coniston and Windermere, Grizedale is an ideal place to go walking on one of our waymarked trails, with views of the lakes and mountains whilst in the shelter of the trees enjoying the sculptures in the forest, or simply discover a quiet spot to admire the wildlife.

Grizedale is a haven for art lovers and has an amazing new exhibition space with a full progamme throughout the year, with talks from the artists and even a chance to become part of the exhibition.

If you are feeling adventurous there are many Mountain bike trails for all the family to enjoy either with your own bike or hired bikes, we also have Segway treks, Tree Top Junior, Ziptrekking and Tree Top Adventure. Afterwards you can relax and enjoy some refreshment in our Café in the Forest.

What else is nearby?


Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Hill Top


Car parks and trails open all day every day of the year.

Visitor Information & Forest Café: open 7 days a week.
Summer – 10am to 5pm
Spring, Autumn, Winter – 10am to 4pm

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours:
Visitor Information & Grizedale Cafe
Christmas Eve 10am-3pm
Christmas Day & Boxing Day CLOSED
27 Dec-30 Dec 10am-4pm
New Years Eve 10am-3pm
New Years Day 11am-3pm
2 Jan-7 Jan 10am-4pm

Grizedale MT Bikes
Christmas/New Year Opening Hours:
Christmas Eve 9am-1pm
Christmas Day & Boxing Day CLOSED
27 Dec-30 Dec 9am-4pm
New Years Eve 9am-4pm
New Years Day 10am-4pm.

Go Ape
Open mid-February to 3rd December


Newby Bridge to Havethwaite Crossroads, right turn, tourist sign “Grizedale Forest Park”, follow signs for Satterthwaite/Grizedale north., From the South – Coaches. M6 junction 36 take A591 first exit A590 Barrow, follow A590 past Newby Bridge and Haverthwaite crossroads, ignoring the brown Forest Park signs, turn right onto A595 at Greenodd for approx 1/2 mile, at Penny Bridge turn right for Colton/Oxen Park. Follow this road for approx 8 miles to Grizedale Forest. By Rail: Grange over sands to the south and then bus or taxi. Windermere to the east then bus or taxi.


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