Welcome to Grizedale and Whinlatter – two amazing forests in the Lake District.
8 March - Forest Closures due to Malcolm Wilson Rally
Whinlatter Forest will be closed to the public until 11am. Call Visitor Services for details, 017687 78469
The west side of Grizedale Forest will be closed all day. Call Visitor Services for details, 01229 860010
PLEASE NOTE : Due to essential tree felling operations in Grizedale Forest the walks and cycle routes around the Carron Crag area will be CLOSED or diverted until March. Please call in to the Information Point or speak to us on 01229 860010 for further details and alternative routes.
Whether you’re an art lover or a wildlife watcher, a walker or a mountain biker, there’s something for everyone for a great day out. Both forests have way marked walking routes, from short, all accessible trails to longer hikes up to glorious views. There are single track mountain biking trails and a Go Ape course at each forest for the more adventurous. Grizedale is the UK's first forest for sculpture and there are over 60 sculptures to explore along the trails. The forests are full of wonderful wildlife, with red deer at Grizedale and red squirrels at Whinlatter, which is also home of the Lake District Osprey Project.
The forests are open 365 days a year – have a look on the "Visit us" page to check out opening times for the Visitor Information Centres, cafés and activities. Or try the "What’s On?" page for all the latest event news, from family activities to guided walks and sports events.
The Forestry Commission manages Grizedale and Whinlatter for people, wildlife, access, biodiversity and timber production, and we hope you'll visit and enjoy these beautiful places. We work with our onsite partners to provide the facilities and attractions to help you get the most from your visit. Find our about our partners by clicking on their logos below.