Grasmere and Rydal Water

This is a rather pleasant, nicely varied, circular of both Grasmere and Rydal Water even with the unavoidable road walking. Part of the route is along the old Coffin road, so called as it was the route used to take the dead of Rydal to the church in Grasmere for burial.

It also passes Dove Cottage which was the home of the Lakeland poet William Wordsworth from 1799 to 1808. And the Wordsworth Trust Shop.

There are a number of car parks in Grasmere from where the walk starts, with the one on Stock Lane - the road into the village from Ambleside, being the most accessible.