The aggregation of lake, village, church, valley and mountains
Grasmere means ‘The lake with a grassy shore’.
William Wordsworth described Grasmere as ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’.
This description may explain why the Romantic poet made his home here.
Grasmere is definitely a centre for walkers.
From the village centre, there is easy access to the fells with stunning views in all directions.
If you fancy enjoying one of Wordsworth’s favourite walks there is an easy walk along Loughrigg Terrace.
From Loughrigg you can walk around Rydal Water with superb Lakeland views in all directions.
A slightly more strenuous hike is the short sharp ascent to the impressive rocks at the top of Helm Crag otherwise known as the “The Lion and the Lamb” or the “Old Lady at the Piano”, which are names derived from the shape of rock formations on the summit.
Grasmere is 45 minutes away from Lothlorien by car.