Grasmere

Grasmere is situated a couple of miles north of Ambleside right in the heart of the Lake District. It is a picturesque village famous for being the old home of William Wordsworth. In fact much of his poetry is inspired by his life in this area.

Today Grasmere is a popular tourist destination. It is much smaller and quieter than Ambleside and Bowness, although it does get busy at certain times of the year. People visiting the area enjoy itís scenic views and relaxed atmosphere. As such it is an excellent place for strolling around and gentle country walking.

That is not to say, however, that there is no opportunity for more demanding walks. People often use Grasmere as a starting point for high level walks up Fairfield and Helvellyn. The area is also excellent for medium level walks such as Helms Crag, Stone Arthur and Loughrigg. These offer excellent views down into the valley where Grasmere is situated.

Grasmere has many excellent gift shops, outdoor shops, and hotels. It also has shops selling tradition Grasmere confectionary, art Galleries, and the Wordsworth Museum at Dove Cottage.