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Grasmere in Winter

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Grasmere in Winter

The Friday rush hour, Lakeland style!

There are a lot of "flat" walks in the Lake District, many of them around a lake or tarn. Not only do they offer superb views for very little effort, but they are ideal for short winter days when time is of the essence.

Even if you are intending to tackle the high fells, a low level walk such as this is the perfect way to get a journey out of your system and some fresh Lakeland air into your lungs.

Possibly one of the finest of these round the lake walks is the circuit of Grasmere. It can be altered to suit your own personal requirements, so if you want a short flat walk there is one route, but if you want to extend it to take in a circuit of Rydal water you can, or you can follow the route in the video, or in a Jonathan Craig guide. All are slightly different.

The walk on the video as filmed on a near perfect day at the end of January 2011, and we took all day doing it, not least because the weather was so good. Such weather is not unusual in the Lake District in winter, and it was good to be able to make the most of it and be able to share it with those who could not be there.

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A walk around Grasmere on a crisp, clear, day in January

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Grasmere in Winter is one of the walks featured in the following Jonathan Craig Guides. Click the picture of the book for more information.

Accommodation at or near Grasmere

This book features a walk from Ambleside to Grasmere village via Rydal Water and Grasmere.

This walk is taken from Walks Around Grasmere from the Bridge House Hotel, which features in the video.

"Nowt but Scenery" features a walk around Rydal and Grasmere from Rydal, part of which follows the route featured in the video.

Bridge House Hotel

Grasmere

Rothay Garth

Ambleside