Know before you go

Updated 24th June 2022

We are very pleased to say we have been able to open up some of our facilities and trails after the recent storms.

Please call in to Visitor Information for help in planning your visit.

Now open

  • Visitor Information 10am-5pm

  • Toilets in courtyard

  • Main Car Park & Toilets

  • Moor Top Car Park

  • Kennels car park

  • Bogle Crag & Blind Lane Car Park (forest road access only)

  • Play Area

  • Ridding Wood walking trail

  • Grizedale Tarn and Carron Crag walking trails (with some diversions)

  • Bogle Crag walking trails passable with care

  • Sections 2, 4 and 5 of the North Face mountain bike trail

  • Most forest roads and bridleways

  • Superworm Trail

  • Biketreks shop

Remains closed

  • Cafe
  • All other sections of North Face mountain bike trail
  • Black mountain bike trail
  • Silurian Way walking trail

  • Millwood (both loops)

Mountain biking

As mountain biking options are currently very limited at Grizedale forest, you might like to consider visiting Whinlatter or Gisburn forests.  All the Quercas (Blue) and Altura North loop (Red) at Whinlatter are open as normal, whilst at Gisburn most bike trails are open with three short diversions and the Leap of Faith bike park trail is closed.

We really appreciate your patience whilst we deal with the effects of the recent storms.