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Grasmere Lakeshore

Grasmere, England, United Kingdom
10 Kudos
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!
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Rydal Road
so called as it was the route used to take the dead of Rydal to the church in Grasmere for burial

Bars and nightlife

Poet's Bar
Come and discover one of the most picturesque of the Grasmere pubs or bars.


Ambleside Central Room only Accomodation
Amble side Central, Amble side 4.9 km (3.0 miles) away
Mylne Bridge House Guest House
restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House which is one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District
Traveller's Rest Inn
Busy roadside inn with a roaring fire next to the compact bar.
Green Barn Cottages
The very special self catering cottages in a sympathetic conversion of the owners' victorian stone barn
The Hollies
The Hollies is a newly refurbished Victorian Gentlemen's residence offering both B&B and self catering
Absolute Escapes (Lettings) Ltd
2 attractive self catering holiday cottages in beautiful Edenhall 21 miles from Grasmere
Tebay Services Hotel
Tebay Services Hotel lies between Penrith and Kendal on the edge of the Lake District
Hazeldene Guest House
Lesley and Paul run this small friendly guest house in the heart of Bowness

Points of interest

Allan Bank - National Trust
A simple place, but a pleasure to visit, excellent staff.
Easedale Tarn
Fabulous walk to Easedale Tarn - aprox 4 miles round trip from Grasmere village
River Rothay
From Grasmere’s weir, a path runs alongside the River Rothay
Red Bank
The return circuit around the water of Grasmere begins at Red Bank, just opposite St Oswalds.
White Moss Common
White Moss Common is ideal for glancing back at Nab Scar’s lower slopes, lined with larches of luscious lemon hues.
St Oswald's Church
This historic route to Grasmere’s St Oswald’s Church is the perfect altitude from which to absorb Rydal Water’s reflective autumnal views.
Rydal Mount and Gardens
not far from Rydal Mount house, once home to Dorothy and her brother William
Nab Scar
The Coffin Trail runs below Nab Scar, not far from Rydal Mount house
Dove Cottage
It also passes Dove Cottage which was the home of the Lakeland poet William Wordsworth from 1799 to 1808
a church which dates back to the 13th century and Grasmere Lake
Close to the coast to coast walk, and the start of the path to Helvellyn.
The Lancrigg
Lancrigg was a favourite spot of famous poet William Wordsworth.


The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
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

Special activities

Rydal Water
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.

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