Tuesday, 5 April 2011
We tried the award winning Ridding Trail, which has over 20 sculptures on a short 1 mile circular path. The trail is made of tarmac which makes it easily accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. We probably found it a little too short for ourselves, and would probably have prefered to be deeper into the forest, however, the kids did enjoy rushing around the scupltures, and we will probably go again - perhaps on bikes - there are many bike trails throughout the forest and the Forestry Commission say that over a quarter of their visitors are on two wheels these days...it's hard to imagine a route without hills though!!!
For directions to Grizedale and more info see the Forestry Commission website http://www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedalehome
Sculpture photos taken gratefully from www.jimpix.com, www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk, www.visitnorthwest.com