Grade of Trail:
Trail is currently openShort route: 2.5 miles 1.5hrs,
Trail is currently openLong route: 3 miles 2hrs
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 StarsAnonymous, 8/Sep/2015
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.
Forestry Commission Response
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.