Grizedale Sculpture at Grizedale Forest, Grizedale, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ – Visit Now
There’s not much but trees between Coniston Water and the little town of Hawkshead – 24.47 square kilometres of them to be exact – oh, and a sculpture trail developed by the Grizedale Society (now Grizedale Arts) for the Forestry Commission, the first-of-its kind in the 1970s. It now features 60 permanently-sited works by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and Sally Matthews, often made from naturally-occurring materials that blend with the landscape.
The innovation continues today and the Foresty Commission is working on a series of projects to re-imagine Grizedale Forest as the international centre for art in the environment. Nor is it just sculpture – listen out for live literature events, Eden Arts’ fabulous picnic cinema and, of course, the mountain bike trails and tree top adventure Go Ape.
Admission ChargesFree; parking charges apply
Services and FacilitiesCafe, shop, mountain bike hire.