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Satterthwaite and Grizedale, Lake District
Satterthwaite, Lake District
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Found in the heart of the Lake District National Park between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water is Grizedale, a tiny hamlet in the midst of the Grizedale Forest.
Covering 25 square kilometres, the expansive forest has plenty to see and explore, with Grizedale village making for the perfect base for exploring the area. Grizedale is home to the forest’s Visitor Information Centre, offering everything you need to know about the area as well as a café and picnic areas.
The forest is perfect for all kinds of activities, including walking, cycling and even stargazing. Due to its remote location, the forest enjoy very little light pollution, making for some spectacular displays of stars. Many stargazing events are held in the forest throughout the year.
Made up of a cluster of hills, the woodland is also the perfect place to go walking and offers walking trails for all abilities. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, you can journey up and down the Grizedale Valley and scale the summit of Carron Crag, the highest point in the forest. During your walk, you can spot some fantastic wildlife, which ranges from red kites to barn owls and roe deer. Grizedale is also home to the only indigenous woodland herd of red deer in England. The forest is also famous for its outdoor sculptures, so be sure to look out for these. More than 40 can be found here, with the first artworks having been created in 1977.
If you’re looking for a more adrenaline-fuelled way to spend your time in Grizedale, it has been recognised by the Forestry Commission as one of the ‘Super6’, six forests in Northern England offering excellent mountain biking. Perhaps Grizedale’s most famous trail is The North Face, while there are also many more challenging mountainous routes to try. The popular GoApe attraction is also found here, offering not only Treetop Adventures such as zip wires and high ropes but also a Forest Segway experience, gliding over the all-terrain forest trails with ease.
Hawkshead is the nearest village, located three miles north, and here you will find a small selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants offering all you will need during a stay in Grizedale. The Sun Inn offers a hearty menu as well as a choice of over 30 gins in the heart of the village, and is the perfect place to wind down an evening. The village itself is well worth exploring thanks to its pretty historical buildings, which are sure to make you feel as if you have stepped back in time.
Take a look at our selection of Grizedale cottages for even more inspiration on how to enjoy your time in the Lake District.
Grizedale is a quaint hamlet in the heart of the Lake District offering a truly unrivalled holiday destination. The remarkable tranquillity and rural nature of the area provides a peaceful atmosphere in which to relax and indulge in the surroundings. From walking and horse riding to cycling and wildlife watching you can just about enjoy any outdoor activity in the encompassing Grizedale Forest. The local pub serving traditional ales will refuel you after a busy day exploring the woodlands.
Find out more about the area on our Grizedale holidays page.
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