Newest Review: ... unchanged. Grasmere is incredibly popular with walkers as it is essentially surrounded by mountains - Easedale tarn has a waterfall with ... more
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Grasmere in general
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Grasmere in general
Advantages: Very charming and great cakes
Disadvantages: Gets busy
Grasmere is one of my favourite places to base ourselves when we are visiting the Lake District to do some hiking, it is a beautifula classic Lake District village and is also linked to Wordsworth as he resided in the village for a number of years hence there are lots of references to him as well as the odd tourist trap themed place.
Grasmere the lake is an inmpressive stretch of water and about a two mile walk to circle and the paths are well set out and easy to negotiate. After that brief warm up there are a host of great walks in teh area to suit all standards of fitness, as with any hiking in the Lakes only tackle what you are confident you can achieve, go suitably attired and prepared for sudden changes in weather and visibility and of couse check the weather before leaving and leave details of your route just in case.
If all that activity builds up a hunger then replace those lost pounds with some excellent cream teas as there are many fine establishments to sample with a dizzying array of lovely looking cakes to indulge your sweet tooth.
Amongst the landamrks to go and view St Oswald's Church where Wordsworth is buried is a lovely place to visit and the daffodil garden can provide a splash of colour, as you walk along the path you can do a spot of name spotting for clebrities who have made donations to fund the building of the path and maintian the garden and other attractions.
There are plenty of places to stay to suit all budgets and that includes the Youth Hostel which is pretty good if you are on a tight budget, we have alos used a guest house before the name of which escapes me but it was perfectly nice.
Less busy than some of the other Lake District locations in terms of non tourist trade Grasmere is a lovely location to spend a few days.
Summary: Lovely Lake District location