The nation's forests and facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.

Picnics and Barbecues at Grizedale

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our beautiful picnic areas, just bring along good food and company!

There are picnic benches sited all around the Visitor Centre and at each car park. There is also undercover seating and a water fountain adjacent to the children's play area.

We are sorry but you cannot BBQ in our forests at this time.  This is to help support social distancing while our sites are very busy and to help prevent forest fires. 


Useful information

Grizedale, Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ
Please tidy up after yourself and take all litter away with you. Recycling bins are located in the courtyard and by The Yan.
Visit our café
Fancy a hot drink with your picnic? Stop by our café for a range of food and drink.