The lovely lake sits to the south of Grasmere village, once a favorite of William Wordsworth who was inspired by its natural beauty. The lake remains a real favorite of ours. The walk, along a moderately level lake shore path, is a great option for all the family, with plenty of fun to be had along the way. We took a picnic with us. There was plenty of wildfowl to spot and we headed to Penny Rock Beach to test our skimming skills before we headed back to the village through Deer Bolts woods. It was also excellent for dogs which like swimming!
so called as it was the route used to take the dead of Rydal to the church in Grasmere for burial
Can’t go to Grasmere without picking up some Grasmere ginger bread!
The Old School Room Tea Shop
nor its excellent Old School Room tea shop, the perfect conclusion to this autumnal amble
This six-mile circular tour around Grasmere and Rydal Water illustrates perfectly how her description of the autumnal landscape is just as evocative today as it was when she wrote it in her journal 215 years ago.