Grasmere: an uplifting walk round the poet’s lake

Susan Rushton

Grasmere lake view

During our visit to Grasmere yesterday, clouds lay low over rolling hills, but the greyness just added atmosphere to the water, hills, woods, dry stone walls, ferns and wildflowers along our way.

Grasmere woodland view

We’d stopped off here to walk around the lake: my idea of exercise! Our route took us past houses, lakeside businesses, farmland and woods before swinging down to the path around the shore.

Grasmere on a cloudy day

The views along this three mile walk are uplifting (they’ll entice you to dawdle, so allow a little more time than you think you’ll need) and there are relatively few hills to negotiate.

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