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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Due to the ongoing health emergency all Forestry England recreation sites will close at midnight tonight, 23rd March, until further notice. 

This is to meet the Government’s social distancing guidance and to protect our visitors, staff and tenants.

 

 

 

How to find us

How to find us

Please note that not all routes to the forest are accessible by coaches. Coaches should approach from the south.

 

Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead
Sat Nav Postcode: LA22 0QJ
By Car

From the north (unsuitable for coaches):

Follow the A591 to Ambleside, leave Ambleside A593 to Langdale Coniston. Take first left B5286 to Hawkshead. Bypass Hawkshead following B5286 south then take first right at the sign for 'Grizedale'. Follow the road for approximately 2 miles.

From the south (unsuitable for coaches, see below)

Exit M6 at junction 36 and take the A590 towards Barrow. Follow A590 past Newby Bridge to Haverthwaite Crossroads. Turn right, following tourist sign to 'Grizedale Forest Park', follow signs for Satterthwaite/Grizedale North.

Coaches to approach from the south:

Exit M6 at junction 36 and take the A590 towards Barrow. Follow A590 past Newby Bridge to Haverthwaite Crossroads. Ignore the tourist sign for 'Grizedale Forest Park' and turn right onto the A595 at Greenodd for approximately 1/2 mile. At Penny Bridge turn right for Colton/Oxen Park.

Follow this road for approx. 8 miles to Grizedale Forest.

 

OS Grid Ref
SD331944

54.3334787, -2.9975616

Parking and prices

All car parks serving the main visitor centre are closed until further notice. All facilities including toilets will also be closed.

 

Contact details

Grizedale forest in the heart of the Lake District World Heritage Site, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone

Breath-taking views, stunning artwork and endless forest trails, come and discover all that Grizedale has to offer!

Explore the forest on two wheels, foot or horse back and keep your eyes peeled along the way for our unique sculptures which are dotted throughout the forest. For more of a challenge, test your nerve and swing among the trees on one of our Go Ape courses.

Is one day not enough? Extend your forest adventure with a stay at our nearby cottage or at the local family run campsite.

 

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

 

At a glance

  • Sculpture in the forest
  • 10 walking trails - closed
  • 9 cycle trails - closed
  • Go Ape - closed
  • Forest Segway - closed
  • Café - closed
  • Picnic areas - closed
  • Bike hire - closed
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