Black Trail – Grizedale Tarn Trail

This is NOT a technical black trail

Distance: 6 miles

Time: Approximately 1.5hrs

Difficulty: Easy (some steep hills)

This is a lovely family trail which is a big wide gravel track around the east side of the forest. This trail starts from the Bogle Crag Car Park, which involves a short road section to the start if you are beginning at the centre.

The trail begins with a long uphill, which then levels off and undulates around the east side of the forest, offering views over the Ambleside fells. Keep your eyes pealed for Go-Apes vehicles and all those enjoying Zip-Trekking through the trees.

You can also join this trail and the purple trail for a 2 hour ride, beginning on the purple up to Moor Top car park and then changing to the black signs to head towards Grizedale Tarn.

Sculptures to watch out for…

If you enjoy finding the sculptures around the forest, keep your eyes pealed for the Light Column by Charles Bray, The Seers Well by Belle Shafir, Cloak of Seasons by Walter Bailey, Touch Stone by Gregory Scott-Gurner, Taking a wall for a walk by Andy Goldsworthy, A flower in Flower by Keir Smith, Living Space by Petre Nikoloski, Romeo by Rupert Ackroyd and Owen Bullet, Some Fern by Kerry Morrison and Red Sandstone Fox by Gordan Young. Please be aware that we do not guarantee you will see all or any of these sculptures, but keeps yours eyes peeled and you might see a few!