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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Demanding

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

3 miles

Trail is currently open

Grizedale walking map


Trail description

Carron Crag walking trail at Grizedale

Climbing to Carron Crag, the highest point in Grizedale at 314 metres, this circular trail offers fine panoramic views to the Lakeland Fells, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay.


Carron Crag walking trail at Grizedale

Follow the red waymarkers from the Visitor Centre.
This walk can be wet & muddy in places so please wear suitable footwear.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

We did this walk on Tuesday 2 adults and a 13 and 9 year old and although some parts were a little challenging for a family that don't do many this like this we absolutely loved it and the views from the top were very rewarding definately be back again to try some of the other walks

Anonymous, 2/Sep/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

We found it to be well marked and a really varied, interesting route, some scrambly parts, some parts walking up a kind of stream - our girls loved the adventure of it (aged 6 and 4) and walked all the way up without moaning of any kind (and they're usually the "my legs are ACHING, I can't walk another step" kinda kids). We were all delighted with ourselves when we reached the top. We took exactly two hours to complete the walk.

Carron crag with small kids, 30/Jul/2016

Thanks for your lovely comments about the trail, so great to hear you enjoyed such a fun family adventure, well done to your kids for reaching the top!

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Very well marked and lovely route, great views at the top. However, I wouldn't class myself as particularly fit (seriously, I'm overweight, my only attribute is having to keep 3 springers exercised daily) and I didn't find this very demanding? OK some bits were steep but they were just short stretches. I think if you're used to walking, add a bit on somewhere :-) we did another route when we got back to the carpark as we had travelled a good way and weren't quite satisfied with this leg stretch! We met a group that felt and did the same in the lovely caf when we'd finished. Had we known we also wouldn't have parked both cars in the carpark as worked out quite expensive!

Katy , 4/Jul/2016
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What's Here?

  • Trail (hard)
  • Map available from Grizedale Visitor Centre
  • Visitor centre
  • Maps available from the Visitor Centre
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OS Grid ref: SD336944

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Grizedale Visitor Centre

0300 067 4495

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