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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Trail is currently open

Short route: 2.5 miles 1.5hrs,

Trail is currently open

Long route: 3 miles 2hrs

Grizedale Walking Map


Trail description

Look out for the ancient beech trees and some of the most famous sculptures such as Andy Goldsworthy's "Taking a wall for a walk". Pitsteads and a potash pit bring back the past when the oakwoods were used extensively for iron smelting.


What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Great little walk with some fabulous views. We found it easy to follow and would agree with the moderate description. We walk at a good pace so managed the longer route in 1.5 hours but making it 2 hours would give you a nice steady pace. In the future id love to see parking to be paid on exit from this car park (like at the vistor center), that way you don't feel rushed to get back to your car if you stop to see something interesting or want to deviate off the track a little.

Anonymous, 8/Sep/2015

Great to hear you enjoyed the trail and thanks for the useful feedback about timings. We'll pass you thoughts about the parking system on to the ranger team to help with future planning. If you're a regular visitor you could consider buying a Discovery Pass which would give you year-round free parking in all the Grizedale car parks.

Forestry Commission Response
3 Stars 3 Stars

I have wanted to visit Grizedale for a long time, and finally visited last week. Whilst I loved the trails on offer, I was disappointed that there was nothing provided to list the sculptures indicated by the numbers on the trail map - no info about who created them and no boards beside the sculptures with the number that related to the map. We just happened upon them by chance. Are there any plans to offer more information about each sculpture? I am visiting again in May.

Marilyn Thorp, 18/Mar/2013

Hi Marilyn, We now have a display in the Yan building with information on the sculptures, the Visitor Centre staff are very knowledgeable and always happy to answer questions. All the sculptures have also recently been mapped on to the Big Art Mob website, with photos and background information, go to and enter LA22 0QJ in the search box.

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • The iconic artwork “Taking a Wall for a Walk” by Andy Goldsworthy, is well worth a visit on this trail
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • 1 hour 1.50
    2 hours 2.80
    4 hours 4.60
    all day 5.90
    Discovery pass including free parking all year 40
  • Picnic
  • Picnic tables available at Bogle Crag car park
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Map available from Grizedale Visitor Centre
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SD336944

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Grizedale Visitor Centre

0300 067 4495

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