Know before you go

Updated 22nd December 2021

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

  • Cafe & Visitor Information 10am-4pm
  • Earth Photo Opens 20 December 10am-4pm
  • Toilets in courtyard
  • Main Car Park & Toilets
  • Bogle Crag & Blind Lane Car Park (access to forest roads only)
  • Play Area
  • Ridding Wood Walking Trail
  • Grizedale Tarn Walking Trail (with diversion)
  • Gruffalo Orienteering
  • The forest roads on the east side
  • Biketreks shop

Remains closed

  • West side of forest
  • Kennels car park
  • Moor Top Car Park
  • Gruffalo Spotters Trail
  • Millwood Trail
  • Bike hire
  • Go Ape
  • North Face & Black bike trail
  • Bogle Crag walking trails

Mountain biking

As mountain biking options are currently very limited at Grizedale forest, you might like to consider visiting Whinlatter or Gisburn forests.  All trails at Whinlatter are open as normal, 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.