Grizedale is the UK's first forest for sculpture and is home to over 60 sculptures sited throughout the forest. The collection has been developed since the late 1970s and provides a unique opportunity for you to explore the forest in new and different ways.
The sculpture guide is available from the forest shop and contains stunning photos and the location of all the sculptures. All are located on or near the existing walking trails, bridleways and forest roads and are easily accessible although the number of pieces and size of the forest means it takes some time to see them all. The way marked walking trails are an good way to see the sculptures in more manageable trips. Many different artists have worked at Grizedale and there is a wide range of different approaches to see. They are all designed to complement their forest settings and weather and age naturally.
Art Roots Grizedale is a major new commissioning programme designed to reinvigorate Grizedale Forest as a centre of international excellence for art in the environment. The main aims of the arts development programme are to reinvigorate the forest based sculpture programme, establish the art archive within the visitor centre and integrate art within Grizedale’s people engagement work. Two new installations were placed in the forest in October 2011: The Clockwork Forest, on the Ridding Wood Trail and The Wood for the Trees in the visitor centre courtyard.
For more information on the Art Roots Grizedale programme and all the existing sculpture in the forest visit the Grizedale Sculpture website