Byre Cottage (sleeps 4)
Oak beams and exposed beamed with a lovely feature stone fireplace.
Bramble Cottage (sleeps 4)
Warm and inviting, oak beamed ceilings and stone fireplace.
Things to do - Mountain Biking
Between Lakes Windermere and Coniston is found the largest forest in the Lake District; six thousand acres of woodland for you to explore on foot or by bike.
The Visitor Centre at Grizedale, three miles from the village of Hawkshead, has a wide range of facilities for visitors. Here you can get information on the many walking and cycling trails through the forest. You can also hire a bike for the day if you haven’t got your own. Experienced bikers can try out the new single track mountain bike trail which winds through the forest for over ten miles.
If you’ve ever wanted to swing through the tree tops you can do this at Grizedale too. Go Ape gives anyone over the age of ten the chance to explore the forest canopy on an aerial assault course. Younger children can have fun on Grizedale’s unique play area, shaped like a giant lizard over eighty metres long (you can even run up and down it’s back).
Back down to earth, don’t forget Grizedale’s famous sculptures in the forest. There are over seventy of them to find and wonder at. You can even play a tune on some of them.
After all this exploring you will be glad of a rest at Grizedale’s own café with its delicious snacks, cakes and ice cream.
Spend a day at Grizedale, it’s a forest for everyone!
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