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Highway Rat

Highway Rat Activity Trail at Grizedale Forest

Coming to our forests this winter!

The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails. Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story!

Highway RatHighway Rat trail dates and information

The trail will be opening on 16 December. It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy completing activities and spotting characters. You can find the start of the trail at The Yan and it is about one mile in length.

Activity KitActivity Pack

Join the Highway Rat on his journey through the forest with the Highway Rat Activity Pack! The pack contains an activity leaflet plus an extra activity sheet, a Highway Rat mask, stickers of the Highway Rat characters, a pencil and a crayon. Buy your activity pack from visitor centre for just £3.

Parking

You can find space at the visitor centre, where we have a pay-on-exit system. The first hour costs £2, then 45p per 20 mins, with a maxiumum of just £8 for the whole day.

More information

Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale for more information. We'll be hosting regular family events during school holidays, so keep your eyes glued to our events pages to avoid missing out!

If you spot the Highway Rat or his wanted poster along the way, post a picture to our Facebook page and Instagram with #TheHighwayRat!


The Highway Rat © 2011 Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Liscensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Last updated: 1st December 2017

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Shop
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets

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OS Grid ref: SD331944
Postcode: LA22 0QJ

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Grizedale Visitor Centre

0300 067 4495
grizedale@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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