Grizedale Forest is a wonderful setting for learning. It is a working forest, has natural habitats, it is a tourist destination with adventurous activities and it's an outdoor gallery, with over 60 pieces of artwork created in and for the woodland setting. The combination of all this makes it a unique place for education and learning activities. The Yan, our forest learning centre, provides a perfect base from which groups can discover and explore.
Ranger led programmes
Our experienced team offers a wide range of programmes to suit all ages and abilities from Sculpture in the Forest, Blindfold Trail and Shelter Building to Tourism, Ecology and Forestry topics. There are programmes for key stages 1-6 as well as vocational courses. Tertiary programmes are tailored to suit your group from MSc Forestry to BA Architecture. Please contact our Education Team to discuss your requirements in more details
If you're a school or a group wishing to lead your own independent visit, please contact our education team as booking is still essential. Follow one of our way-marked trails, or create your own with the help from us. Hire of The Yan is also available.
To book a ranger led programme or an independent visit, contact our Education Team on 01229 862010 or email
- The Yan Forest Learning Centre which can accomodate 60 children
- Accessible trails
- Grizedale sculptures
- Adventure play area
- Picnic areas
- Orienteering trail
- Forest Shop
- Cafe in the Forest
- Grizedale Mountain Bikes, bike hire and shop
- Go Ape
- Coach parking for up to 5 coaches