Grizedale Forest sits within the Lake District World Heritage Site designated on 'cultural landscape'. The forest is a place for people: a top-ten Lake District tourist attraction, a cultural hotspot, and a sanctuary for relaxation, for exercise and play.
It is the place to visit to experience art in the landscape and art inspired by the landscape. It is also renowned internationally as the UK's first forest for sculpture. It has expanded into contemporary arts and provides unique gallery spaces for a diverse range of exhibitions - all inspired by the landscape. Guests can experience over 50 artworks throughout the forest. The collection features permanent and temporary sculpture from artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Harris, and Lucy Tomlins, Charlie Whinney, and Greyworld
The forest is a working forest - with mixed broadleaf, coniferous and semi-ancient oak woodlands, upland heath and grassland. The Forestry Commission carefully manages the forest with a balance of producing timber with conservation in mind. Grizedale Forest provides habitats to some of the UK's most prized wildlife, including stoat, badger, deer, buzzard and red kite.
Low Bowkerstead has fabulous footpaths, bridleways and bike tracks right on its doorstep. It is conveniently placed just a short 5 minute drive from Grizedale Visitor Centre - where one can enjoy the Forest on stunning way marked trails, Go Ape tree top adventures, zip trekking and segways, and amazing mountain biking.
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It is also a stone's throw away from Coniston Water, and Hawkshead and Sawrey - the home of Beatrix Potter.
There is a farm shop across the road which sells homegrown pork, lamb, bacon, eggs and essentials such as milk and bread.
Pub 0.2 miles
Shop 4 miles