The Grizedale Sculpture Trail is one of the Lake District’s most noteworthy attractions. 8 marked paths take visitors through Grizedale Forest, which covers over 6,000 acres and is scattered with sculptures commissioned by Grizedale Arts.
There are paths to suit all levels of physical fitness and ability. The Riding Wood Trail has a tarmac surface and is suitable for the disabled. It can be completed in 1 hour. The Silurian Way is nearly 10 miles long and takes around 4-5 hours.
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It is very interesting to see how much both the forest & the sculptures have changed over the 30 years the project has been going. I was an early sculptor in residance, in 1981. My sculptures have all gone now.
David Kemp, I think I remember your work – a line of crows sitting on a beam? I went to Grizedale in 1985 to do my degree dissertation. Your sculptures might be gone but not forgotten!
This is a most wonderful place where strange structures appear as part of your walk. It leaves you looking at everything as a possible sculpture. Fantastic!
We were there last week and did the short trail. We had our baby with us and had no problem pushing a pram around. There are plenty of sculptures on the trail, including some amazing steel insects. It’s free to enter but you have to pay a few pounds for parking. There’s a cafe and toilets at the visitor centre.