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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


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?

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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