Leave the M6 at junction 36 (Windermere, Kendal, South Lakes)
Follow the main road (A591) to Windermere and then on to Ambleside.
As you enter Ambleside, turn left at the traffic lights at the edge of the lake (by the Waterhead Hotel), and follow the signs to Coniston, bearing left over a narrow bridge. After 1/4 mile turn left following the sign to Hawkshead, crossing another bridge.
When arriving at Hawkshead do not turn into the village, instead carry on to the T junction (with the car park on your right), and turn right.
Follow the road round to the left passed the school, white cottages and a car repair centre. Before the next cottages, turn right (signpost to Grizedale and the Visitor Centre) and follow this road for two miles.
Grizedale Lodge is on the right just before you reach the visitor centre.
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What a location!
- Forest Visitor Centre and Go Ape 400metres
- Hawkshead 2 miles
- Coniston 7 miles
- Ambleside 8 miles