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Activities at Grizedale

Mountain biker racing in Hamsterley Forest
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Grizedale
RUUP by Birgit Oigus, Grizedale, 2018. Photo creds: Amelia Harvey
Grizedale Sculptures
Family with a tramper in the forest
Tramper hire and trail at Grizedale Forest
Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Grizedale
Woman using Zog app
Zog activity trail at Grizedale
Sally Matthews Wolf
Art Exhibitions
Child jumping in puddle and being splashed in the face
Children's play area at Grizedale
people on Segways on a forest path
Go Ape Forest Segway at Grizedale
Go ape tree top adventure wendover woods
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure+ at Grizedale
Go ape tree top junior Grizedale
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Grizedale
Family on Go Ape tree top adventure
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Grizedale
Go ape zip trekking adventure Grizedale
Go Ape Zip Trekking Adventure at Grizedale
Couple on a picnic bench in a campsite
Grizedale Campsite
Horse riding on gravel tracks
Horse riding at Grizedale
Grizedale Low Bowkerstead Cottage snug
Low Bowkerstead Cottage at Grizedale
child friendly cycling page
Mushroom cycle trail family orienteering at Grizedale
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Grizedale
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics at Grizedale
Family walking in Grizedale forest
Ridding Wood trail at Grizedale

Nearby forests

View over Hardknott, lake district

The entire 630 hectare site at Hardknott Forest is being restored to native habitats of oak and birch woodland, peatbogs, heather and grassland.

Whitbarrow forest hills

Residing within the Lake District National Park, Whitbarrow Forest is situated on a limestone ridge overlooking the Lyth Valley approximately eight kilometres to the south-west of Kendal.

The wider Whitbarrow massif is a popular walking area; much of which is now designated open access land. The whole area is well-served with public footpaths, permissive paths and a wide range of other paths and tracks.


Eggerslack Woods is a delightful, tranquil place with native trees, an abundance of wildlife and a wide range of holly, ivy and ferns. Located south of Kendal, it is well-equipped with footpaths and is a natural gateway to spectacular views.

Eggerslack Wood is a popular location for walkers and is often visited as part of more extended walks over Hampsfell. Eggerslack is well placed to offer short walks from Grange-over-Sands or from the parking area on Hampsfell Road.

View of Pillar from Blengdale Forest viewpoint

Discover a variety of outdoor experiences at Blengdale Forest, from a gentle walk up the valley of the River Bleng to a cycle ride around the forest roads. 

From the highest points, Blengdale offers wild views of Wasdale, Haycock and the West Cumbrian Coast.

For some light refreshment stop off in Gosforth and sample the delicious Gosforth Bakery's pies, famous throughout Cumbria.

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