Know before you go

Updated 5th November 2022

Some facilities and trails remain closed due to storm damage and forestry works.

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

Now open

  • Visitor Information 10am-4pm

  • Cafe fully open from 10.00am to 4.00pm every day.

  • 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

  • Millwood walking trail (both loops, long loop with diversion)

  • Grizedale Tarn walking trail

  • Carron Crag walking trails (with some diversions)

  • Bogle Crag walking trails passable with care

  • Sections 1, 2, 3 4 and 5 of the North Face mountain bike trail

  • Most forest roads and bridleways

  • Superworm Trail

  • Biketreks shop

Remains closed

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

  • Machell's Coppice Car Park and trail

Mountain biking

As mountain biking options are currently very limited at Grizedale forest, you might like to consider visiting Whinlatter or Gisburn forests.  The Quercus (Blue) and Altura (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 continue to deal with the effects from storms.