Lake Grasmere
Lake Grasmere
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  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain20,456 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful lake in winter
    Lake Grasmere is located in Lakes District National Park, in Cumbria Region, in the North of England. We came here to do a hike, which surrounds two very nice lakes: Grasmere Lake and Rydal Water. It was very beautiful. In fact you can see some different colours from the sky, the lakes, the mountains and the vegetation. We did the hike in winter and it was very beautiful, so I would like to come here again in spring or summer. On the lake shore, you can see some interesting points related to Wordsworth poet. (See also Wordsworth Grasmere, St Oswald's Church, Wordsworth Duffodil Garden and Rydal Water)
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Dave S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Lake, Don’t park at WHITE MOSS CAR PARK!!!!
    Grasmere Lake is amazing, beautiful views, calm water, relatively quiet even in Aug. Great for Kayaking or SUPs. However, do not park at either White Moss Car Park. They bill for every second from when you drive in, and if you pause to put boots on or get stuff out the car before you pay and it’s not covered, you’ll get a £100 fine, even if you’ve paid for a period and go 10 mins over. Loads of people stung by this - Google it. Total scam. Prices are extortionate as well (£10 for 4hrs). Go to Grasmere lake, just don’t park at either White Moss Car Park
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Anuj_Mithani
    Mumbai, India4,347 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable Lake District experience
    This is one of the most beautiful, rewarding walks in the Lake District. We parked at the Stock Lane pay and display park (takes cards), though parking was available for cheaper down the road by Wordsworth Cottage and for free in a layby along the road leading to Ambleside, as we discovered later. The initial stretch was along the main road A591, before the footpath begins. Near the River Rothay footbridge, remember to take two detours – one towards Rydal Cave with terrific views over Rydal Water and another up the Louhrigg Terrace for the iconic views over Grasmere. We walked clockwise returning to the Grasmere village, and refuelled at the Sarah Nelson shop. A must do whilst in the Lake District.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • dexfast t
    Jacksonville, Florida2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful, scenic stroll around the lake.
    I completed the walk in slightly over an hour, which was ideal for meeting my step goal. It's a bit downward, but if you pace yourself, it shouldn't be too tough for youngsters or elderly legs! The beautiful vistas and photo opportunities are well worth it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Simon
    Washington, United Kingdom473 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice walk
    The parts where you can access the lakeside are lovely to walk around. Pretty flat terrain with good quality paths. It's unfortunate that on one side of the lake the road runs right along the lake shore, so you have to walk along a busy road, and on the other side of the lake the shore is privately owned so the path redirects onto a minor road into the village.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 8, 2024
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maisymeg
Wigan, UK2,765 contributions
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Mar 2022
We walked from The Daffodil Spa along the busy road for around 10 minutes to start this walk but once off that it was a lovely peaceful walk around Lake Grasmere in beautiful weather.
Even though it was midweek and off season we saw lots of other people walking, so this is not a walk if you want solitude. We enjoyed seeing some of dogs there swimming in the cold, calm water.
The path follows the lakeside then you have a steep hill up before descending into the lovely village with a good choice of shops, a few cafes and hotels.
Written March 27, 2022
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK7,603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Grasmere Lake offers a lovely circular walk all the way around the lake of approx 3.5 miles.

We parked at the huge carpark on the outskirts of Grasmere, just a short 5 minute walk from shops in centre. Stock Lane Carpark, LA22 9SJ at cost of £8 for all day. There is 1 electric car charging point here.

Walking clockwise around the lake the first part of the walk is a bit disappointing as you are walking along the main road with no views of the lake. After a short 15 minutes though you are able to cut through some picturesque woods and head towards the lake. After a lovely walk through the trees we reached a small bridge, here we detoured away from the lake and headed uphill to Rydal Caves. After the caves we walked downhill and strolled alongside Rydal Water (also very busy on a hot and sunny day in June!) and made our way back to Grasmere Lake. When we reached the bridge again we went left this time for a beautiful walk along the shore of the lake. Close to the bridge is a very popular swimming spot. We found a place to sit and while my husband went wild swimming I paddled and cooled off my hot and swollen pregnancy feet in the lovely cool water. So if the weather is nice, definitely remember to take your swimsuits with you on this walk!

The walk around the lakes is flat and the paths are very good, it was only to get up to the caves that we had to walk uphill and it was pretty steep in places. The cave was crazy busy on a bank holiday weekend, so although we loved this walk and would definitely do this again if ever in the area we would avoid weekends and peak periods as it was just too crowded. The lakes whilst very busy are large enough that you can usually find a quieter spot.

We highly recommend this lovely walk. It took most of the day for us, as I was walking slowly as nearly 9 months pregnant and the weather was HOT!
Written August 29, 2022
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Emma T
Thornton Cleveleys, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
A fabulous short walk around Grasmere lake with some stunning views. Nice, easy to follow footpath and not at all challenging. Ideal if stopping in Grasmere to pass a couple of hours on this gentle stroll and recommend stopping for a warm drink at Faeryland.
Written December 12, 2020
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RaynesMark
Wimbledon267 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
A stones throw from Rydal, Grasmere lake is a bit of a hike from Grasmere village. The village is endearing with a few shops including a Beatrix Potter shop, a cafe on the river and a few other places to eat. There is a tiny and famous gingerbread shop. Parking is a bit pot luck. If you can park in the school, that's a really neat spot, but get there early. There are other small car parks that rapidly fill. There is a field on the edge of the village that can also be opened up for parking and there is also causal parking outside of the village. Part of Grasmere lake is not accessible to the public, hence the long hike to the bankside. Once there though there are quite a few spots where you can sit and swim or take in the natural beauty. There are plenty of refreshments in the village, but nothing on the lake, so bring your own. Grasmere is definately an arrive early lake and village.
Written July 25, 2021
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Dave S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Grasmere Lake is amazing, beautiful views, calm water, relatively quiet even in Aug. Great for Kayaking or SUPs. However, do not park at either White Moss Car Park. They bill for every second from when you drive in, and if you pause to put boots on or get stuff out the car before you pay and it’s not covered, you’ll get a £100 fine, even if you’ve paid for a period and go 10 mins over. Loads of people stung by this - Google it. Total scam. Prices are extortionate as well (£10 for 4hrs).

Go to Grasmere lake, just don’t park at either White Moss Car Park
Written September 1, 2023
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Alastair R
Glasgow, UK137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We walked over from Abmleside, and this took us roind Grasmere. The views from either end of the lake and along the side were spectactular on a sunny day, with refelctions of the hills in the calm waters. The paths are easy to walk, so suitable for all ages
Written October 15, 2020
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n55ffc
Radcliffe on Trent, UK1,467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Despite the rain we decided to walk around the lake and were rewarded with the most beautiful views across the lake. The autumn colours were fantastic despite the miserable weather. Well worth a visit, highly recommended.
Written October 27, 2020
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Caroline B
Tring, UK683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Excellent sign posting. Lots of parking. We parked in Grasmere village. Well kept pathways. Lots of places to sit at the edge of the lake. Great opportunities for swimming and kayaking. Visitors bring their own kayaks and paddleboards. No toilets. It’s a little like a country park. So you can get shade on a hot day
Written August 1, 2020
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sammy1232018
Washington DC, DC342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Extremely enjoyable! This quite lovely and short hike of about 3 1/2 miles was such a treat! The trail was easily marked meandering one through the village homes and then the lake itself. We saw plenty of bird life, people swimming, and picnics. We did have a downpour for a bit which didn’t stop anyone from enjoying the view! I enjoyed this hike far more than lake Windermere because it wasn’t nearly as crowded and the views were perfect.
Written October 3, 2021
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Natasha D
Leicester, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is a stunning location. There are several walks around the edge of the lake - with the opportunity to make them more challenging by following the routes on the sides of the fells.
We have just spent our 5 day honeymoon here - with beautiful sunshine and no rain. We will be back!
Written June 5, 2021
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