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Go Ape at Grizedale Forest Cumbria

Grizedale Forest Park, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
+44 845 519 1798
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Enjoyable day

Really enjoyable time at go ape. Most of the party had been before, but for those of us who were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kieran P
via mobile
Zippy D do dar!!!

My wife and I booked to do the zip trekking adventure at Grizedale Forrest. Make sure you leave... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jules S
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Our adventure near Hawkshead (the jewel in our crown) has always proved a popular day out. Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high. And that's because it is. Enjoy our epic Tree Top Adventure in the Lakes. Swinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an adventure brings people together like nothing else we've ever seen. It really does. You'll fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy 18 metres up a magnificent Douglas Fir. You and your tribe can expect the ultimate adventure at Grizedale. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our NEW forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway - an epic experience with a down to earth twist. And Grizedale Forest is also home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Tiny Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids! Zip Trekking Adventure is a brand NEW experience. The course is a network of seven tandem zip lines that traverse the sky-scraping Douglas Firs at Grizedale Forest, providing customers with an exhilarating experience of flying way above the forest floor, and seeing the area in a completely new way. Please arrive 15 minutes before Zip Trekking Adventure.
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Grizedale Forest Park, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0QJ, England
+44 845 519 1798
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyable time at go ape. Most of the party had been before, but for those of us who were new - staff were supportive and knowledgeable. I'd visit again, but I'm not sure if my partner would because she hated heights!!

Thank Kieran P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I booked to do the zip trekking adventure at Grizedale Forrest. Make sure you leave plenty of time to get there, as it isn't the easiest place to find. There are numerous car parks and we weren't sure which one was the...More

Thank Jules S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fair warning this takes a bit of physical strength and no fear of heights. Once you're up in the trees and you get a handle on the clips, wires etc, and you learn to trust the kit, it's really fun. Wear comfy clothes and suitable...More

Thank Callie86
Reviewed 1 week ago

the whole family tried the junior go ape, 7yr 11 yr old. The kids were not that afraid as we were! and they loved it. the zip wire at the end was the hardest part as you have to jump off the edge. The staff...More

Thank laljet1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the zip trekking experience as oppose to the tree top adventure and I did not regret it one bit. The instructors were very accommodating and clear with instructions and the actual zip lining was the most fun I've ever had.

Thank OliverPike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughters paid for a zip wire experience for my 60th birthday. It was one of the best presents ever. The staff are friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. The safety instructions are clear, and the instructors helpful and very full of energy. The weather was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brill activity very well run and most of all great fun especially the zip wires. Leap of faith certainly gets the adrenaline going. Can't wait to do it again and again and again .....

Thank Phoenix3112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic activity, zip wires were great fun to do! Staff also brilliant, we went on Sunday 28th May at 12noon, the staff we had were brilliant (Peter and sorry can't remember his name, tall with dark hair, accompanied Peter with our group) would defiantly recommend...More

Thank gayle3003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day here for my sister in laws birthday. I'm petrified of heights but managed to complete all 6 courses with some encouragement from friends. If you are afraid of heights, do it. You'll feel accomplished the guys at park are lovely, friendly...More

Thank Trent F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here yesterday on the Zip Trekking adventure, and had a great day. The guides, Paddy & James were very friendly and set everyone at ease, demonstrating the zip wires and the training wire set us up for all to follow - 7 zip wires...More

Thank Ian_Graham_11
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Anthony N
Is there a cafe or similar at Go Ape in Grizedale?
15 May 2017|
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Response from GoApeTribe | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch and for thinking of us. Grizedale Cafe is situated in the courtyard and provides hot and cold food and drinks throughout the year. The facility is managed by our chums Churchill Catering Ltd. Well... More
Swaburah B
Hi. How do you get to Go Ape Grizedale Forest from the Youth Hostel Accomodation in Hawkshead? I don't have a car or a bike and Google maps isn't very helpful.
5 March 2017|
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Response from cmoon6365 | Reviewed this property |
The distance between the YHA Hawkshead & the Go Ape Grizedale Forest location is just 3 miles but I am very doubtful that it is on a bus route. My recommendation is that you contact both the Grizedale Youth Hostel & also Go... More
Kay M
If you want to back out if anything, can you?? Just need some reassurance before we go ☺
28 January 2017|
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
The course is in several stages so you could back out if you really felt scared even after one or two stages, although its a long walk back to the centre. The equipment provided also includes a whistle so if you have real... More