Grizedale forest

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.

Mountain Biking

From winding woodland trails to gnarly single track, some of the most epic mountain biking trails can be found in the stunning landscape of Cumbria.

If it’s a challenge you’re after…

The North Face MTB trail in Grizedale Forest will take some beating.

Test your skill while contouring through oak woodlands and conifer forest. With leg burning up-hill sections, single track descents and north shore style boardwalk sections, this is sure to get the adrenaline pumping!

Left your bike at home?

No worries, in the heart of Grizedale you will find Grizedale Mountain Bikes.  The friendly, knowledgeable team will help you select a suitable steed and steer you in the right direction to the trails best suited for you.


Some of the Lakes’ best descents live off the beaten tracks in Grizedale, if you link them right, you get an awful lot of fun per foot of ascent. Top tip? Ply a local with alcohol for some insider knowledge 😉