Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead

4.1
#3 of 15 in Parks in Ambleside
Explore the hills, small tarns, and the settlements of Grizedale and Satterthwaite at Grizedale Forest. Enjoy guided walks, mountain biking, and an aerial-assault course. Discover the 90 sculptures scattered throughout the forest and the “Go Ape” high-wire adventure course. Explore the visitor center, children's playground, cafe, shop, picnic areas, and education center. The site hosts events such as car rallies, multi-sport challenges and husky races, so be sure to check the website in advance. There is a 16-bed hostel should you wish to stay longer. Take the guesswork out of planning a Ambleside vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The last time we visited here was 15years ago and pre-kids so it was a different experience and has certainly changed a lot, though reassuring to see the wooden axe-man still there! The staff were ver...  more »
  • Grizedale is Forestry commission so the woodland paths run at times through dark overgrown trees. We are used to walking the more natural woodland in the area so not really a place we enjoyed! Have to...  more »
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