Mountain biking in Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Park

 

Grizedale Forest Park nestles in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks to swinging through the trees at ‘GoApe’, enjoying a leisurely meal in the ‘Café in the Forest’ and exhilarating mountain bike rides.

Staff at the Visitor Centre and shop can help you plan your visit. There are eight waymarked walking trails ranging from the easy access Ridding Wood Trail to the strenuous Silurian Way, with sixty sculptures across the forest to discover. Cyclists can try the North Face single track mountain bike trail as well as the many forest roads.
The Cafe in the Forest serves tasty snacks and meals, with take-away option too.
The GoApe high wire course is a unique aerial adventure.
Grizedale Mountain Bike offer cycle hire, including children’s bikes and trailers and a shop for bikes and accessories.

The Forestry Commission offers an extensive guided activity programme ranging from badger watching to children’s activities plus education programmes.
Grizedale also plays host to a wide range of events from car rallies to mountain bike races.


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18th February, 2019

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

5 Star Review on Trip Advisor

“Excellent”

This venue was amazing for a relaxing tranquil weekend. Lazy mornings, long soak in the bath, walking, pub meals and real fires 🔥 – Catherine

28th January,

Charcoal House Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Beautiful house, warm, welcoming, modern but with so much character. A real corker of a property!”

Thanks Simon, my family and I had a wonderful weekend stay at Charcoal House.

My husband loved taking early morning walks to Coniston Water and it was a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District.

The only problem we had was the house was so great, we didn’t want to leave! – Liz & Family

25th January, 2019

Charcoal House Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Perfect for a family getaway!”

8 of us and our dog Harley stayed at Charcoal House for a week in January.

The house was super, very spacious with lovely furnishings, and everyone had a lovely break, even the Aga was a hit and produced an excellent Sunday lunch!

Even though the weather was snowy, we had no problem getting about, and took advantage of a number of Simon’s recommended walks which were right on the doorstep.

We also visited his recommended cafes and restaurants in Lowick Bridge, Greenodd and Ulverston, all of which were great.

All in all, the house is perfect for a family getaway and we will definitely look to book one of Simon’s properties for our January break next year – Peter Jones, Wrexham