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Grizedale Forest

Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
+44 1229 860010
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Beautiful forest

We visited Grizedale forest on recommendation, and we're disappointed, it's a beautiful. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kate b
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Cafe, shops and Gruffalo

This place never disappoints, no matter what time of year we go there is always something going on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Scenic forest located in England's Lake District that serves as a recreation center for hiking and mountain biking, plus an outdoor "art museum" with numerous sculptures scattered throughout the forest.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“visitor centre” (94 reviews)
“mountain bikes” (25 reviews)
“go ape” (136 reviews)
Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
+44 1229 860010
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Grizedale forest on recommendation, and we're disappointed, it's a beautiful. We followed part of the walking route and saw some of the statues, which were really interesting. It's great to see such a lovely place being cared for and the work that's been...More

Thank kate b
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never disappoints, no matter what time of year we go there is always something going on to make the visit different to the last one. This visit was delightful in that little people were buzzing with giddiness and wonder and searching candidly for...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place for dogs . or people with bikes . or if you want go for a stroll good for kids over 8 years .. places to have a picnic xxx

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enter this forest at your absolute peril. I cannot believe that for such a hugely popular forest the signposting is so ridiculously poor. What would it take to show the way between Hawkshead and Coniston, I ask you??? Well a lot apparently because my wife...More

Thank garybrown13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did an easy walk through the forest that was well signposted. The views where fantastic and it was all free, the money we paid for the car park was minimal in comparison to what we would have paid if it was not free.

Thank lindankeith2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would save the forest for a wet day as it would be under cover and we could take a look at the sculptures around the forest as we went - most of the sculptures are looking the worse for wear and to...More

Thank johnsanders77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal for families or the keen walker, different trails for the novice to expert, well laid out , footpaths in great condition , nature at its best.Gruffallo trail for youngsters even myself and wife enjoyed following it , both in our 60s, did pour down...More

Thank philboden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is run and looked after by the national trust & what a little gem it is! It's paid parking but has numberplate recognition so you just pay for the time you were there, you can also pay by card & online within 48 hours...More

Thank sez655
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for half a day to see the forest and to walk. Very good car parking near to central buildings with information, toilets etc. Walk on to information centre and exhibition where there is a sizable café offering basic selection of food and drinks -...More

Thank EnglandD&B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grisdale has a fantastic network of large tracks on which you can cycle and some very technical single track mountain bike routes. We had people in our party who didn't have bikes and so so hired some from the visitors centre. It's a great set...More

Thank edgworthwalm
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Malcolm P | Reviewed this property |
)9.00hrs I believe
Denise S
30 August 2017|
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Response from Sarah W | Reviewed this property |
It's normally £8 max but you pay as you leave. We've been going over 20 years and see dogs off leads on walks but in the park area and on the gruffalo walk they were on leads as some children are scared and obvs should be on... More
Heather S
16 June 2017|
Response from 414Vera1970 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are different grades of walks . Especially the ones at the visitor centre . They have a map . As we have dogs we wanted something easy for them as they are getting older now. We were very impressed with all of it... More