Walking In The Forests



The Lake District is famed for its many iconic walking routes. The way marked walking trails in Grizedale and Whinlatter forests are great for visitors who want to explore while being able to follow a clearly marked route and take you to some of the best parts of the forests as well as some lovely views across the lakes and fells.

Our ranger teams have created the network of way marked trails to help you explore the best of the forests and discover the different landscapes, and flora and fauna within them. They range from 1 mile all ability routes to more strenuous walks for those wanting a full day out. 

Grizedale's Ridding Wood trail and the Revelin Moss trail in Whinlatter are both suitable for buggies and wheelchairs but both still capture the unique elements of the forest they're in. The Ridding Wood trail takes you through some unusual and ornate trees, which were planted as part of the Grizedale Hall estate in the 1800s, as well as several pieces of sculpture. A walk along the Revelin Moss trail takes you to the edge of the forest and a view of Grisedale Pike, towering above you.

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Create your own route by mixing trails together and walking just part of one trail to meet another. Our teams in the visitor centres can also advise you on the other walking options which use the bridleways, footpaths and forest roads to reach view points and key places.

For detailed information on walking in the two forests, visit the Grizedale and Whinlatter walking pages where you can find out more about all the different trails available in each forest. You can also download trail maps for the forests here.