Grizedale Forest


Ambleside, Cumbria

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Explore all Grizedale has to offer with stunning art and breathtaking views in the heart of the Lake District. Find walking and cycling trails, pick a quiet spot to admire wildlife or discover amazing sculptures and artwork in the forest. Hire bikes from the Grizedale Mountain Bikes onsite to enjoy the trails. GoApe provide Treetop Adventure, Forest Segways and Zip Trekking. There is a children’s adventure playground activity trails and refreshment from The Forest Café to enjoy.

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Grizedale Forest
Grizedale Forest, Grizedale, Hawkshead, AMBLESIDE, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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