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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?

2 Stars 2 Stars

Submitted to Trip Advisor

Looking at reviews from 2014... 'The path marker to turn left at the top of the hill was 10 yards from the path and not easily seen with overgrown undergrowth', well nothing has changed. This is sounds very similar to our experience today on a dank, gloomy July afternoon. The pathway marker was virtually invisible. I printed out a map (for want of a better word) but the walking route map does not show the cycling routes so if you get lost you have no chance. The was no information whatsoever at Bogle Crag car park so God help anyone arriving there unprepared, not even directions to the visitor centre. Fortunately we were not too far from home but if you are planning a day out to Grizedale, either avoid or be well prepared. Very unwelcoming.

Graham C Agnew, 10/Jul/2016

Thanks for taking the time to get in touch about your recent visit, sorry to hear that it didn't meet your expectations. All our trails are regularly inspected but we will pass your feedback to the rangers and ask them to pay particular attention to the waymarkers and consider options for further information a the car parkl.

Forestry Commission Response
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.

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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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