Walking around Grasmere and Rydal water

Friday, October 27, 2017

From our Pathfinder guide we chose to visit Grasmere and Rydal water on the morning before the storms were due to hit in the evening. It was a complete juxtaposition of weather as the morning we walked there it was completely still, not a breath of wind. The water remained almost entirely flat as the proverbial mill pond for the duration of our stay. It was heavenly.

For our sins we parked in the Stock Lane car park with it's eye-wateringly high tariff (it's pay after stay) and it's 20p toilets. I didn't really see where else we could have parked; it's a problem in the Lake District with so many visitors, narrow roads and nowhere to leave your car except a designated car park. We arrived on a Monday morning not log after 10am but by the time we returned to the car all the spaces were full as well as a few coaches so I'd advise early starts if you want to be sure of a space. We set off away from the village up a lovely little lane which climbed up into the hills. I love this picture of C.
A beautiful wafting mist delicately lingered in the valleys and created a romantic landscape. 

The walk itself passed by touristy trail highlights of William Wordsworth's home and various related sites but I'm afraid such culture is lost on me; I'm more interested in raindroplets hanging on dead weeds. 

Oh it was so picturesque. This was about 5 or 6 miles of almost pure loveliness.

It's a sight to behold in autumn, such colours!

For a peaceful walk on excellent paths this ticked all the boxes. Only the final stretch through the village felt like a touristy gauntlet of eateries, souvenir shops, and walking stores with albeit miniature crowds but I can imagine that in high season it would be rammed.

Take care,

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