Greenwood Trail 6

Greenwood Trail 6: Grizedale West

 A choice of walking, cycling or all-terrain powered wheelchair routes in Grizedale Forest.

This trail has been designed as a multi-user route that can be used by walkers, horse-riders, cyclists or all-terrain motorised wheelchairs. Mountain bikes and electric bikes can be hired from the cycle shop at Grizedale. The route follows forest tracks and bridleways.

There are three routes designed for extra distance and easier travelling by bike or all-terrain motorised wheelchair. Three sections marked on the map by gradient arrow may be chellenging for inexperienced cyclists. Be aware that cyclists, horse-riders, walkers and runners may be coming in the opposite direction.

Park at the Grizedale Visitor Centre. Refreshments are available at the VIsitor Centre and at the Eagle's Head in Satterthwaite (check for opening times).

Start Point:  Grizedale Visitor Centre - Sat Nav LA22 0QJ

Length and duration of routes:

  • MAIN ROUTE from Grizedale - 10.5 km (6.5 miles). Walking: 3-4 hours, Cycling (with additional loops) 2.5 - 3 hours
  • SATTERTHWAITE LOOP: Add 3.1km (2 miles). Add 1 hour if walking, 40mins if cycling.
  • SMOOTH KNOT FOREST LOOK: Add 1.5km (1 mile). Add 30mins if walking, 20mins if cycling.
  • MUSTARD HILL LOOP: Add 1km (0.6 miles). Add 15mins for walking, 5mins if cycling.
Grizedale sculpture RUUP

So far so good...

  • Greenwood Trail 6 was lauched in 2019.

Did you know?

'Grizedale' comes from the Norse language meaning 'valley of the pigs' (or wild boar). A gothic-style mansion - Grizedale Hall - once stood at the top of the present day car park. Prisoners of War were held here during WW2. It housed many high ranking German prisoners including Franz von Werra, who escaped from here. Though he was recaptured in 5 days, he eventually made it back to Germany. A film and book were made about his escapes called 'The One That Got Away'.

Download the walk leaflet below.

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