Lakeland Walking Breaks

Join us on a walk around Grasmere


A circuit of Grasmere

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Langdale to Grasmere
via Easedale Tarn
Grasmere to Langdale
via Silver Howe

Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace

A circuit of Grasmere

Nab Scar and Rydal Water

A Circuit of Rydal


Slater Bridge

School Knott Tarn

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A selection of 8 walks around Bowness and Windermere

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Alcock Tarn Alcock Tarn

More routes will be added to these pages as they become available.

This walk is also available in video

As well as taking photographs of the walk, we also took a small hand held video camera to capture the afternoon.

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This is a superb low level walk, suitable for people of all abilities and ideal for families. The photographs here were taken on a stunning day January, but almost any time of year is ideal for this wonderful circuit of one of the Lake District's prettiest waters.

The walk starts by leaving the village via Red Bank Road, which has endured a number of blockages caused by articulated lorry drivers following their sat navs and getting stuck!

As you leave the village there are views of Grasmere over the wall to your left, offering a taste of the pleasures to come.

After just under half a mile you bear left through a gate, down some steps and along a path to the waters edge. The bulk of Great Rigg, looking straight up Greenhead Gill, is the view that greets you.

The path runs along the lake shore for just under a mile, and the views across the lake are stunning.

But, there is work to be done. The ducks don't feed themselves you know! Although to be fair they do, and in reality the natural food they eat is probably a lot better for them. Even so, we have half a loaf of bread for them to tuck into.

We reach a small shingle beach at the end of the lake, and the views are stunning.

In fact they are so good it is just as well I have a high memory card in the camera and a spare one in my bag.

To get back we follow the River Rothay to Rydal water, then cross the bridge and head up to the main A591 road.

Our walk takes detour from the one in the book as we ascend White Moss to take in the view of Rydal Water. Unfortunately the light is fading, but never mind, it is a good excuse to come back later in the year.

From here it is a short walk back to Grasmere and on the final leg of the walk we make a wish for more superb weather.

Well you've got to try, haven't you?!!!!!

The above walk (not inc the ascent of White Moss Summit) is one of 8 walks featured in "Walks around Grasmere"

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