Walking and Sculpture Trails
Grizedale Forest Park offers the complete day out with an extensive range of waymarked paths, picnic areas, forest roads and tracks and a great adventure playground. The Sculture trails are great fun and encourage children to explore the woodland.
A guidemap can be purchased from the Visitor Centre which shows all the waymarked routes. Grizedale Forest Park offers superb views of Coniston Water, Windermere and Grizedale Valley itself. Take a walk up to the highest point at Carron Crag (317m) and enjoy a panorama of the central Lake District fells. Alternatively the all abilities Ridding Wood trail will take you high across a woodland gill on a suspension bridge or challenge you to play the forest xylophone.
Grizedale Forest Park provides a great day out for all levels of cyclist. There are a range of waymarked trails that lead the cyclist around the forest on forest roads and tracks including the new technical North Face Route.A guide map is included in the Grizedale Map Pack from the Visitor Centre which details all the waymarked routes.
Bike Hire is available from the visitor centre including a range of bike sizes and facilities for children.
Go Ape! is an aerial assault course of extreme rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides. Go Ape! and trek from tree to tree in the forest canopy. Two plus hours of adrenalin-fuelled fun, laughter and adventure at heights of up to 60 feet above the forest floor, all located within the beautiful surroundings of Grizedale Forest Park. Go on, swing by and catch some tree time. Go Ape! is a robust aerial assault course, a degree of fitness and strength is required. Each participant recevies comprehensive safety instruction from a trained safety instructor before starting the course.
Booking is essential, book online at www.goape.co.uk or call the booking and information hotline on 0870 444 5562
Satterthwaite and Force Forge
Set in the heart of the forest they have great access for all that Grizedale can offer as well as still being close to Hawkshead and the Central Lake District. Satterthwaite has a good local pub serving food and there is a cafe and tearoom at the visitor centre. Force Forge is further south and is great for those wanting to escape from it all and enjoy the wildlife and river which cascades past this little hamlet
We have 11 great properties in this area to tempt you -
Stable Cottage - sleeps 2 - Satterthwaite
Rose Cottage - sleeps 2 - Satterthwaite
Honeysuckle Cottage - sleeps 7 - Satterthwaite
Waterfall Cottage - sleeps 2 - Force Mills
Greystones - sleeps 6 - Force Mills
Beck Cottage - sleeps 6 - Force Mills
2 Beck Cottage - sleeps 5 - Force Mills
White Lodge - sleeps 8 - Force Mills
Old Smithy - sleeps 4 - Force Forge
Low Dale Park Farm Cottage - sleeps 4 - Dale Park
Old Bobbin Mill - sleeps 4 - Force Forge