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Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

3.5 miles

Trail is currently open

Grizedale walking map


Following the old County Road as it climbs eastwards out of the Valley, this walk takes you to Grizedale's only natural tarn.
Taking in along the way 2 of our newest sculptures.

Concrete Country
Concrete Country



Romeo. Grizedale SculptureRomeo                                                               

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

dear sir/madam i am a keen fly fisherman a ihave just fished red tarn icamp in gillside camping park at glenridding ,could you please give mw directions from this area i usually climb lantys tarn then head up that way to red tarn to the hole in wall, thank you mr alan fenwick

alan fenwick, 6/Oct/2011
4 Stars 4 Stars

Completed this walk on 18th September. Tied it in with the short easy access route to tick off more sculptures (kids' idea - not ours!). Really pleasant walk, but watch out for the waymarker on your right as you take the main forestry road going uphill. We missed it as it's quite well hidden above some steps that were themselves easy to miss. As it's a circular route, it doesn't really matter and you don't miss any sculptures, but it's still irritating as an experienced mountaineer to be standing at a junction looking at a map and not knowing exactly where you are!!

Paul , 22/Sep/2011
4 Stars 4 Stars

Anonymous, 18/Aug/2010
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What's Here?

  • Trail (moderate)
  • Map available from Grizedale Visitor Centre
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SD336944

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Grizedale Visitor Centre

01229 860010

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