Sign up for our e-newsletter


The sculptures at Grizedale are located across the entire forest and there are a number of waymarked trails to help you find your way. The Grizedale walking and cycling maps show the location of all the sculptures and correspond with the sculpture guide, all of which can be purchased at the visitor centre shop.

Situated between the lakes of Coniston and Windermere, Grizedale is an ideal place to walk and cycle. With views of the lakes and mountains, the shelter of the trees and sculptures in the forest, Grizedale offers trails everyone will enjoy and want to come back to.

You can download trail maps for Grizedale and Winlatter forests here. 


Walking Trails

Choose from one of our 8 waymarked paths

Ridding Wood Trail - start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - blue way marker - 1 mile - 1 hour - easy.

Machell's Coppice Walk - start at Machell's Coppice Car Park - purple way marker - 1.5 miles - 1 hour - moderate.

Carron Crag - start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - red way marker - 3 miles - 2 hours - strenuous.

Millwood Trail - start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - yellow way marker - 1.5 miles - 1 hours - moderate.

Grizedale Tarn - start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - white way marker - 3.5 miles - 2 to 2.5 hours - moderate.

Bogle Crag - start at Bogle Crag Car Park - lilac way marker - 3 miles - 1.5 to 2.5 hours - moderate.

High Bowkerstead Walks - start at Blind Lane Car Park - white way marker - 2 to 4 miles - 1.5 to 2.5 hours - strenuous.

Silurian Way - start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - green way marker - 9.5 miles - 5 hours - strenuous.



Cycling and Mountain Biking Trails

Grizedale Forest provides a great day out for all levels of cyclist. There are a range of waymarked trails that lead the cyclist around the forest on forest roads and tracks. Bike hire is available at the Visitor Centre and includes a range of bike sizes and facilities for children. Please do not cycle along waymarked walking paths and be alert at all times as the steep gravel roads which offer challenging conditions for cycling.

Try one of our 5 waymarked cycle trails or if you want something more challenging try our new route

The North Face Trail

Goosey Foot Tarn - start at Moor Top  car park - blue way marker - 2 miles - 0.5 hours - moderate

Grizedale Tarn - start at Bogle Crag car park - black way marker - 4.5 miles - 1.5 hours - moderate

Moor Top - start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - purple way marker - 7 miles - 1.5 hours - moderate

Hawkshead Moor - start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - green way marker - 10.5 miles - 2.5 hours - demanding

Silurian Way - start at Grizedale Visitor Centre - orange way marker - 14 miles - 3.5 hours - demanding


For more information on cycling and mountain biking or cycle hire please contact

Grizedale Mountain Bikes on 01229 860369