5th May 2013

A very wet walk around Grasmere


Walk Overview
Time I didn't really take any notice
Duration A few hours or there abouts
Distance 4.8 mile
Ascent not much
Walking with Jennifer
A591 - Grasmere - A591 - Penny Rock Wood - Grasmere Weir - Grasmere shoreline path - road to Grasmere village - A591
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, A591 outside Grasmere

I've described this spot as roadside parking, but it is actually a rather long lay-by found between Grasmere and the bottom of Dunmail Raise. It is quite a popular spot, so latecomers may arrive to find it full. If this turned out to be the case the best alternative would be to try one of the car parks in Grasmere itself. It all depends on where you're going of course, but the distance this would add onto your walk is not much at all.


Route Map

I wonder if is was this wet everywhere or if we were just unlucky today.

In among the cloud and rain is Helm Crag.

This picture sums up the distant views today or rather the lack of them.

The A591, very quiet for a bank holiday weekend.

What a dissapointment for everyone. There were a few people knocking about who were obviously none fell walkers that just wanted to see a bit more of the place (I mean that in a nice way). The best they could do was walk to the end of the lake, quickly take a photo and then head back to the way they'd came.

Had it been a sunny day, this spot would have been packed with families picnicking and enjoying themselves in the water. I wouldn't have been here to take a picture of them because we'd have been up on the fells somewhere.



A minute later Jennifer was back out of the shop.
"You must be joking, I'm not paying that much for a couple of pieces of cake"
so we went to the little sandwich shop next to the book shop

I'm sure you don't need me to think of a comment for this one.

Well, I suppose it does occasionally rain in the Lake District.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks