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Grizedale Forest, Ambleside

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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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  • We came back to Grizedale because we like the reassurance that there is no livestock in the forest, as our dog is fairly young and is untested around sheep. The forest is lovely and there's water for....  more
    We came back to Grizedale because we like the reassurance that there is no livestock in the forest, as our dog is fairly young and is untested around sheep. The forest is lovely and there's water for....  more »
  • This route is highly dangerous, we are very experienced hikers and wild campers. We took our dog on the green trail and not only was the route not right according to our OS maps but the routes are... 
    This route is highly dangerous, we are very experienced hikers and wild campers. We took our dog on the green trail and not only was the route not right according to our OS maps but the routes are...  more »
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  • An excellent visitor centre with cafe and lots of marked walking trails. Parking not too expensive either, which is a change for the Lakes!
  • Beautiful forest are full of trails to walk and cycle

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