Orienteering at Grizedale

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, 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)