Grizedale Forest offers a fantastic day out for the whole family with a wide range of walking trails to choose from, some easier than others. There is also a visitors centre, toilets, a play park, GoApe and cycle centre.
For those families with older children who are keen for a challenge you could opt to complete the Silurian Way. This 10 mile trial is the ultimate Grizedale walk with many different artworks to see along the way.
If, like me, you have little children joining you for your walk you may like to complete the Millwood trail. This is a perfect starter trail here at Grizedale. There is the option to walk the short route, at only 0.6 miles, or the longer route at 1.5 miles. The added excitement of a play park at the end of these trials is sure to keep those little legs walking when they’re feeling tired!
To access a map of all of the fantastic walking routes Grizedale offers please click here.
Ennerdale Water is the most westerly lake in the Lake District National Park and, thanks to its remote area, is often overlooked. This is a great day out for families escaping the summer rush. There are many trails to enjoy here, both on foot and bike.
The 1.5 mile, way marked, Ennerdale Views trail is one of our favourite family friendly routes in The Lake District. The path is suitable for all terrain pushchairs and offers plenty of benches for rest, and snack stops! The 2 mile Smithy Beck trail is also another family friendly walk, offering an exciting explore deep within the wood.
The Round the Lake trail is a fantastic route for those with older children who fancy a longer, more strenuous, walk. This 6.6 mile low level, circular walk takes you the full way around Ennerdale Water.
Why not download the Forestry England’s Fantastic Forests activity here and test your children’s knowledge of woody words whilst exploring Ennerdale. Don’t forget, for all updates on family fun activities, sign up to the Forestry England newsletter here now.