Wild Trail, Sizergh Castle, Kendal

Check out this video, which shows the beginning bit of the amazing Wild Trail at Sizergh Castle, just outside of Kendal in the Lake District:

The Wild Trail is a brilliantly fun and free 1.5 mile adventure loop through the ancient woodlands of Sizegh Castle’s grounds.  There are ropes to follow, walls to climb, holes to scramble through, logs to balance on, tree stumps to jump across, a tree swing and much much more.  Make sure you bring wellies, as this trail can be very muddy in places!

Sizergh Castle is a National Trust property, just outside of Kendal.  You don’t have to pay to go on the Wild Trail, but if you’re not a member, you will need to pay for your car parking.  The Grid Reference for the entrance is 501874 on OS map OL7.  Or you can use the postcode LA8 8DZ.

*** The trail starts from the overflow car parking field at the TOP END of the main car park ***

Once you’ve completed the trail you could pay a visit to the castle itself (charged entry) or enjoy a treat in the cafe.

If you fancy some real ale and some pub grub, the Strickland Arms, just at the entrance to the castle, serves delicious dishes in a family friendly environment.

And if you’re up for more fun, why not nip across the road to Low Sizergh Barn, and do the 1.75 mile circular farm trail, which takes you past 700 chickens amongst other things!

More video of the Wild Trail below:

 

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