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Sculpture at Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest, 10 square miles of natural woodland in the Lake District near Coniston Water, is a large area of completely open, accessible, and free forest and path which is managed and maintained by Forestry England.

It is the UK's first forest for sculpture - its history as a site for sculpture in the landscape was established in 1977, in collaboration with the Forestry Commission by the then Grizedale Society, now Grizedale Arts based at Lawson Park. The Arts programme is led by Forestry England and will re-establish Grizedale Forest as a centre of international excellence for art and sculpture in the environment.

Forest Art Works

We believe that Forest Art Works - Since 1968 England’s Public Forest Estate has played host to artworks and initiatives across artforms. We believe that woodlands and forests are vital places for contemporary artists to engage with, to make and present new work. Forest Art Works is a partnership between Arts Council England and Forestry England to support achieving great art and culture for everyone in England's public forests. The new partnership from 2016-2020 builds on the success of an initial Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations in 2012.

Visit for more information about Forest Art Works projects nationally. To follow us on twitter @Forest Art Works


Discover art in the forest at one of our other flagship sites