When I was a kid, my parents used to take me out most weekends in the summer and we’d be out hiking all day. I hated it. I climbed Snowdonia when I was 4, and Helvelyn when I was 5. I have done some serious mileage in my 22 years on this earth, and it has made me very picky about my choices for a day out.
Anyway, I’m not sure if we did visit here when I was a small child, but I remember that the name always made me moan when mum or dad mentioned it. As far as I was concerned it was a long, hilly and boring walk. Which is why it came as a shock to me when me and Sam first visited here 2 years ago. Grizedale is not only a great place to walk, but it also boasts mountain biking trails. With multiple different trails of varying difficulty and length, it is a popular place for families, couples and adventurers alike. Check out their website here.
I have to admit I’m not the fittest fiddle around, and when we did the trail last time, I spent most of the journey puffing on my inhaler.
… which is why this year we did the walk instead. We decided to take the ‘strenuous route’ because this leads you to the highest point in the forest and the views were SO worth it. Take a look at some of my photos from the day!
We had to follow the Red markers…
And the top finally came into sight…
And even Pokemon Go worked from up here!
On the way down the hill we came across this sculpture, it reminds me of the kid sitting on the moon at the start of Dreamworks films!
Have you ever visited Grizedale?