In 2007 Grizedale Arts moved out of their longstanding offices
at the Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre and relocated to a new site
on the East side of Grizedale Forest, to establish its new centre
of operations at Lawson Park
Lawson Park lies at the boundary of the Grizedale
and Brantwood estates (home to John Ruskin). It sits on the
hillside 200m above Coniston Water; with dramatic views down the
Furness Valley and across to the Coniston Fells.
The 18 month redevelopment involved the conversion of this
traditional Lakeland hill farm into a smallholding with
accommodation, offices and research facilities for staff, artists
and wardens, allowing for the expansion and development of the
Selected resident artists occupy a live/work room at Lawson
Park, and occasional visitors can often also be accommodated
(please contact us to enquire).
Our environmental policy means that visitor cars are
only allowed by prior arrangement.
There is plenty of accommodation locally in the village of
Coniston and the Crake Valley. Links can be found on the
Coniston Community Website
We also offer a more remote accommodation facility for up to
six hardy souls at Low Parkamoor
The following websites can also help with accommodation: