The Orienteering routes are currently closed

Orienteering routes for everyone from beginners to experts

The orienteering routes are currently closed.

Why not try your hand at orienteering, a map reading challenge for all levels.

The aim for everyone is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. If you are a little more competitive the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time.

Various trails are available for children and families, beginners and experts.

  • Yellow: for beginners and mostly on tracks and paths.
  • Orange: suited to intermediate level where most of the controls are close to paths.
  • Green: a longer route over tough terrain for more experienced participants.


Trail information

Grizedale, Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ
Waterproof maps of the various routes are available from the visitor centre for £2.
Grade - Various
Is this activity for you?
Our orienteering facilities are located throughout the forest. The routes cover a variety of gradients and terrains.
Trail Length
Yellow: 1.2 miles (2 km)
Trail Length
Orange: 1.9 miles (3 km)
Trail Length
Green: 2.6 miles (4.2 km)