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Walking in Grizedale

Situated between the lakes of Coniston and Windermere Grizedale is an ideal place to go walking.

Grizedale Duathlon With views of the lakes and mountains, the shelter of the trees and sculptures in the forest. Grizedale offers everyone a walk they will enjoy and want to come back to.

Bogle Crag Trail
  • Moderate
Look out for the ancient beech trees along the Bogle Crag and some of the most famous sculptures such as Andy Goldsworthy's 'Taking a wall for a walk'.
Carron Crag Trail
  • Hard
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.
Grizedale Tarn Trail
  • Moderate
Following the old County Road as it climbs eastwards out of the Valley, this walk takes you to Grizedale's only natural tarn.
High Bowkerstead Trails
  • Hard
Starting from Blind Lane car park the trail takes you on a steep climb to a spectacular viewpoint, before the descent leads into the beautiful and quiet valley of Dale Park.
Machell's Coppice Trail
  • Hard
Spend some time in the landscape that inspired Arthur Ransome's main characters, Dick and Dorothea - the Picts, and Nancy and Peggy - the Martyrs. While on holiday in the Lake District the four friends explored the woodlands and foreshore surrounding Coniston Water.
Millwood Trail long loop
  • Moderate
This 1.5 mile circular trail will take you through some of Grizedale's oldest trees and taking in taking in views of the Grizedale Valley and Visitor Centre.
Millwood Trail short loop
  • Easy
This low level route offers a circular walk and a short introduction to the forest. The easy going trail providing a gravel surfaced path for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Ridding Wood Trail
  • Easy
The Ridding Wood trail is all accessible and offers a great introduction to the forest and the sculptures, with several sited along its length.
Silurian Way
  • Hard
The ultimate Grizedale walk, this trail takes you down one side of the Grizedale valley and back up the other, passing many of the sculptures along the way, as well as some of the best views in the forest. It includes the summit of Carron Crag, the highest point in the forest.
Last updated: 13th February 2018

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