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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 the walk on Sunday and found it really lovely. Them paths and trails are all well maintained and there is a variety of different types of path - some like stream bed, some proper gravel like paths and some rocky scramble steep parts. On the way back we decided to extend the walk by turning right and following the yellow trail markers back to the centre instead of descending the way we came up. It was an enjoyable but challenging walk which we completed in just over an hour and a half.

Jemma, 22/May/2017

Great to hear you enjoyed the walk and thanks for leaving such useful comments!

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Only 4 months after my hip replacement this was my first attempt at a walk. I did it. OK it took me over 3 hours but who cares! Lovely views on a glorious day. 1/11/16

maggie, 2/Nov/2016
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
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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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