Grasmere

Grasmere From Stone Arthur

Grasmere From Stone Arthur

In the Lake District National Park, four miles northwest of Ambleside

Nestled in a dramatic low fells backdrop, the Vale of Grasmere has strong associations with Wordsworth and the romantic poets

Don’t miss
Wide range of walking opportunities, from high fells to lakeside and woodland paths
Spring daffodils and bluebells at Dora’s Field, Rydal
Spectacular unspoilt panoramas in every direction
Two picturesque lakes, perfect for boating and fishing
Visit the famous Dove Cottage, once the home of William Wordsworth
Hunt for Wordsworth’s inscription on a rock in Dora’s Field!

Grasmere

Grasmere

Grasmere Lake
Spectacular scenery, with a backdrop to the fells and surrounding woodland, make this circular lakeside walk popular with families and those with young children. Despite being one of the smaller lakes in the Lake District it is still 1 mile long, half a mile wide and 75 feet deep. NY336066

Loughrigg Terrace
Walk or cycle this well known path between High Close and White Moss and enjoy the panoramic views over the Vale of Grasmere, with paths linking to Grasmere, Rydal and the summit of Loughrigg Fell. NY345058

Dora’s Field
Once owned by the poet William Wordsworth, this sloping field was named after his daughter and acquired as an alternative residence to Rydal Mount. The land was thankfully never developed and is now pleasant semi-open woodland, renowned for fine displays of bluebells and daffodils. NY363063

Sour Milk Gill Grasmere

Sour Milk Gill Grasmere

Helm Crag
Sitting at 398 metres, this small fell has stunning views over Grasmere and to the north. A favourite walk of Alfred Wainwright (1907 – 1991), the author of the famous ‘Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells‘, the summit stones have two names; from the north they are ‘The Old Lady Playing the Organ’ and from the south ‘The Lion and the Lamb’. NY327093

Easedale Tarn
This tarn gives people a taste of the high mountains, with fantastic mountain scenery. The path climbs up alongside the impressive falls at Sour Milk Ghyll. An ideal location for a picnic in the wilds of the countryside. NY310088

Opening arrangements
Countryside property
Open all year

Get in touch
High Close
Loughrigg
Ambleside
Cumbria LA22 9HH

015394 37663 (General Enquiries)

Email: grasmere@nationaltrust.org.uk