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.
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.”
For a walk around Grasmere click here
18 thoughts on “A – Z of Locations: G is for Grasmere”
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.
You have to wonder if there is anywhere remotely attractive that is not swarming with tourists. We’ve only ourselves to blame.
Strangely the Lake District is an area to which I/we really haven’t done justice, with only a couple of brief visits. We must out that right!
The landscapes are fabulous and since you two love hiking trails I’m sure you’d love it.
We did the 3 peaks challenge 6 years ago…but that challenge includes climbing Scafell Pike in the dark so doesn’t really count!
I might have known! I think it counts though the views were probably not up to much.
I’m not the Lake District’s biggest fan, but you have shown the charm of the area, and dodged the tourists too.
We were there at the end of May and it was busy enough, we stayed in Keswick which I think is quieter anyway.
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
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.
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.
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)
One of my favourite places.
Such a beautiful area and another place we have been to. 🙂
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?
That’s fine Suzanne. I will look forward to exploring New Zealand with you. Hope you managed to avoid all the horror of the cyclone.
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.
This area is high up on my England list and I would really love to get lost here for a few weeks 🙂