Go Ape Grizedale

Nestled between Coniston Water and Windermere Lake, Go Ape! Grizedale will have you swinging through the trees overlooking the breathtaking views of the surrounding Lake District on an action-packed day you will not want to miss.

With the ultimate adventure fun for all of the family, from the Zip Trekking Adventure and the Treetop Challenge, make sure to add Go Ape! Grizedale to your list of things to do in Bowness-on-Windermere when you come to visit.

Opening hours

Go Ape! Grizedale is open every day 10 am – 5 pm. However, during Winter 2021, it is currently closed due to storm damage and is due to reopen in Spring 2022.

Pricing

Below you will find the pricing specifically for Go Ape! Grizedale.

Activity Name Price
Treetop Challenge £33
Zip Trekking Adventure £49
Treetop Adventure £19
Treetop Adventure Plus £24
Forest Segway £35

Travel information

Address: Go Ape, Grizedale, Ambleside LA22 0QJ

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The best way to find Go Ape! Grizedale is to travel by car using the following directions provided by Go Ape themselves:

The recommended route is from the south via the A590 and Newby Bridge

Follow signs to Hawkshead, past the Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge and through Lakeside, up the west side of Windermere. As you come to Hawkshead (approximately 8 miles, 20 minutes, from the A590 turn), take the small left turn signed to Grizedale next to two white cottages. You have missed the turn if you go past a repair garage and a primary school. Continue for three miles up over the hill and down the other side and park in Kennel’s car park on the right, or Hall Car Park on the left another half mile further on.

From the North

Get to Ambleside and follow the signs to Hawkshead and then to Grizedale, taking the small right-hand turn 200 yards past the school. Continue for three miles up over the hill and down the other side and park in Kennel’s car park.

From Kennels Car Park

Follow the large fingerboard signs to Go Ape. This will take you alongside the river and underneath the course itself. It will take approximately 5-7 minutes.

From Hall Car Park

Walk uphill following signs for the Visitor Centre. Cross the road and enter the Courtyard. From there, we are opposite the play park. Approximately 5-minute walk.

Contact information

Contact details for Go Ape! Grizedale are as follows:

FAQs

What facilities are there?

There are facilities available for all the family, including the Treetop Challenge, Zip Trekking Adventure, Treetop Adventure, Treetop Adventure Plus and Forest Segway activities.

Alongside all of the incredible zip wires and high ropes of our adventure course, you will find facilities for corporate events, school trips, dogs, parking, bike and cycle trails, food and drink and walking routes for a truly unforgettable day in Grizedale Forest.

How high is Go Ape! Grizedale?

The highest platform on the Treetop Challenge is 19m, while the most elevated platform on the Tree Top Adventure is 12m. Zip Line also reaches a whopping 36.5m, and on the Zip Trekking Adventure, you will enjoy a spine-tingling 3km aerial adventure.

Is Go Ape! good exercise?

Yes, Go Ape! is good exercise as it works a whole host of muscle groups (including the upper trapezius and pectorals) and helps you burn calories while also having fun in the great outdoors while you do it!

How long does Go Ape! last?

How long it takes depends on your activity at Go Ape! Grizedale. There’s no real set time for each activity, but it usually takes individuals 2-3 hours. You can find specific information regarding the time it takes to complete Go Ape! Grizedale courses on their website.

What do I need to take with me?

The main things you need to bring with you are ​sensible clothes for adventure and sturdy footwear suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels. Gloves are also a good idea to bring, or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Is there parking? 

Parking charges are as follows:

Hall Car Park is now “Park with Ease (pay on exit)”:

Full parking details can be found on the Forestry England website.

Other attractions in Bowness-on-Windermere

On your next short break in the Lake District, make sure you check out Go Ape! Grizedale, as well as some of the other famous Lake District attractions. Relive your childhood at The World of Beatrix Potter or enjoy the beautiful scenery on Windermere Lake Cruises.

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