Bogle Crag Trail

Bogle Crag Trail, Grizedale: Address, Bogle Crag Trail Reviews: 3.5/5

Bogle Crag Trail
3.5
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Paul1960_4
Benfleet, UK648 contributions
Not the prettiest woodland walk
Mar 2020 • Friends
First time in Grizedale, and we chose the white route (can’t remember the name), and did it anti-clockwise. It was fine for a while, then, as you climb higher, you go through the tree harvesting area, and it’s all fairly ugly and industrial for quite some distance, either side of the “summit” of the trail. The descent was, after the initial few hundred yards, more of what you’d expect from a woodland trail, being much narrower. Careful where you put your feet around the exposed tree roots. Very steep as you near the finishing straight. Sculptures were ok, although some were damaged. Missed the one I’d hoped to see; guessing that was on one of the other trails. Signage was generally ok (coloured bands on posts), although at a couple of junctions, we kind of guessed, and were relieved to see a white banded post further along. Good facilities in and around the visitor centre. Average overall though. Our 4-miler (approx), took a leisurely 2 hours. A good workout, but not very pretty.
Written 15 March 2020
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Russ_Hore
Kendal, UK194 contributions
Nice walk but watch out for bikes
Jan 2020 • Couples
We often walk in Grizedale but this was the first time on the Bogle Crag walk. The car park will hold a few cars and when we were there the machine was out of order. We did an anti-clockwise circuit passing a couple of sculptures. It has steep bits and the first half was mainly uphill. We noticed lots of bike tracks on the paths but didn’t see any bikes but watch out. Nice views now and then.
Written 7 January 2020
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Jonathan k
Greater Manchester, UK10 contributions
Walks in grizedale
Sep 2017 • Couples
On the map it shows Bogle Crag as moderate???? Sorry incorrect it was a difficult walk & most of the way extremely hilly & all uphill!!! Damn but found downhill a breeze!!!
Written 10 September 2017
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Iamalwayslost
Palo Alto, CA507 contributions
A Bit Disappointed
Sep 2016 • Solo
I traveled from the US to see the sculptures at this location. Majority of the sculptures were environmental sculptures designed to blend into the landscape and over time return into the landscape. This, I was excited to see. My disappointment was hiking over the several trails, I saw few of the sculptures they had listed. Many I saw were damaged from storms and not repaired. The trail had wonderful views and worth the hike. Just be prepared, some of the trails are long and there are no restrooms or water available on the trails.
Written 30 November 2016
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lakelover908
Kendal, UK1,012 contributions
Grizedale forest has changed, and not for the good
Jun 2016 • Family
Took the family to Grizedale forest. Visited a few years ago and the children loved walking the trails and looking for the sculptures. There seems very few left and the trail walks appeared to be much shorter. Not sure what has happened. Would not recommend this activity now. It used to be very tranquil. Now all you hear are squeals and shouting from the zip wires. Such a shame!
Written 6 June 2016
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Huw T
7 contributions
Grizedale Forest has changed......not what it was
Feb 2016 • Couples
Grizedale Forest used to be a walker's paradise - miles of marked trails where you could wander in peace and quiet, taking in the views and atmosphere and admire the many sculptures. Now the sculptures are mostly gone (a few, more hardy ones can still be found, like treasure in the forest), but you have to head for the more remote areas to get any peace, as the centre is a noisy irritation of "Go Apers" and mountain bikers (often failing to stay on the marked bike trails).
Written 10 March 2016
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alfiered
Burton upon Trent, UK112 contributions
Children enjoyed the forest
Sep 2015 • Family
We took the short walk with the bugee. It was ok but a bit disjointed. The children enjoyed the whind up trees and the little house. Only real complaint the toilets are not near the car park
Written 5 September 2015
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Alderado
Blackpool, UK335 contributions
Not Many Good Views But Ok
Jun 2015 • Family
Not many good views other than the trees and rocks. A few sculptures can be found along the way & there is a shorter version of this walk if you wish to take the quickee route. The longer route didn't feel too long but some of the paths were tricky to walk along. Altogether, a pleasant walk through a forest setting that will take around a couple of hours.
Written 10 June 2015
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Barbara R
Blackpool, UK251 contributions
it said moderate it was hard !
Jun 2015 • Family
as we have done the walks at grizedale we did bogle crag today umm ! it said moderate it was until the last bit and then it was hard work I would have hated to have children on this bit.the statues were good if only I had an idea what they meant ????drinks needed on a hot day .It was very quite only us the whole time.we have done it now i can not see us wanting to repeat it in the future.
Written 10 June 2015
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Gl0balCitizen2013
United Kingdom2,837 contributions
A slightly different Lakeland Walk
Mar 2015 • Couples
The Bogle Crag Trail is in the Grizedale Forest Park.It is around 3 miles long and is not an easy walk.It is not as popular as other Lakeland walks, nor are you rewarded with the wonderful views that a walk around Ullswater or Derwent water produces.It goes through forests, which have strange alien sculptures and there is a certain spookiness about the surrounding silence and sounds.We have been there two or three times over the last few years and have never encountered too many people.On one occasion, we didn't meet anyone,either going up or coming down, while on our walk!

You need sturdy shoes and be relatively fit.Take water and a packed lunch and soak in the mood of the forest.
Written 25 May 2015
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