A – Z of Locations: G is for Grasmere

During this year I shall be posting photographs from places around the UK, many of which have not been published before. Where I have previously blogged about a location I will provide a link to the post, though you won’t be able to comment on it as I restrict comments to six months.

G is for Grasmere

Is there any landscape more beautiful in England than the Lake District? Known for its glacial ribbon lakes, rugged fell mountains and historic literary associations. Throw in a few market towns, lakeside walks and cruises, good food and fresh air. Lots of fresh air.

Reflections in Grasmere Lake

It has links with the Lake Poets: William and Dorothy Wordsworth lived in Grasmere for 14 years and called it “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found.”

W Wordsworth

For a walk around Grasmere click here

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

18 thoughts on “A – Z of Locations: G is for Grasmere”

  1. Such a lush, beautiful setting, Jude! I went back and walked around the lake with you. What’s a bit of drizzle between friends? I don’t think we’ve walked around the lake, though I do remember being up above it one scorching, sunny day. Yes, another of those blissful places to live…if it wasn’t for the tourists.

  2. I visited Grasmere on my 2016 trip to the Lake District with my photographer friend, Antony. We were very lucky with the weather that week.
    Best wishes Pete. x

    1. It can be miserable in the rain. After a week of non stop rain in a caravan my mother wanted to return home, luckily dad and I persuaded her not to and the 2nd week was hot! My last family holiday back in 1967.

  3. The Grasmere walk was marvellously lush and green. That house looked like a great place to live! It’s a beautiful area and I have seen a bit of it – stayed at Keswick, but it was years ago.

    1. There is of course a reason for all that lushness! We enjoyed our week in Keswick and exploring the lakes. We are lucky to have so many lovely regions in our small island(s)

  4. A tad touristy though still very beautiful. I “should” be starting my A-Z NZ version soon, I will link to yours to acknowledge that you started off first 🙂 Hope that is ok, Jude?

      1. Thanks Jude. We were fortunate to miss the bullet this time around though it is heart breaking for many. With my 82 year old aunty losing her home and it’s contents. Luckily she is well supported and I hope to see her soon.

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