Grasmere and Rydal - the 'Wordsworth Walk'

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This circular walk is one not to be missed by lovers of Wordsworth's poetry, nor by photographers and other enthusiasts for landscapes. Based on the village of Rydal, it passes the Wordsworth family graves in St Oswald's churchyard and goes on past Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount before reaching the shores of Rydal Water and Grasmere. Wordsworth thought the Vale of Grasmere 'the loveliest spot that man hath ever found.' It would be hard to disagree.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South East

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Birds, Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Museum, National Trust, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
16/08/2008 - Stephen Harris

Walked Sun 10.08.08. A fabulous start to any Lake District holiday. Excellent directions and superb views. A word of warning, the path is virtually non existant around the lake but there are step stones which should save you from getting wet! Work is underway as stated!. A full 10/10.

08/11/2005 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Did this on a recent long weekend staying in Grasmere. It was certainly a beautiful walk but we did not find it particularly easy - in fact we found the "coffin route" quite hard going at times. The walk back along the lake was wonderful especially as the sun came out across the water.      

10/09/2005 - Claire Slim

A lovely gentle walk along the lake to get you into your walking holiday. Excellent for dogs that like swimming!

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