Wordsworth’s Grasmere Walk
This is a great way to see Grasmere and Rydal and the surrounding fells. Start from Grasmere and pass through the village with views to places associated with William Wordsworth and his family. Walk along the shore of Grasmere and up onto Loughrigg Terrace, passing Rydal cave and then down to Rydal Water. From there we cross the road and have an option to stop at the cafe at Rydal Hall. We pass Dora's field, Rydal Church and Rydal Mount with strong links to the Wordsworths and then return to Grasmere via the Coffin route which has fantastic views across Rydal Water and Grasmere to the fells. Finally we pass Dove Cottage, where the Wordsworths first lived when they came to the valley and return to Grasmere village. As a walk this is a good half day, but it could be extended to a full day out by having a walk round Grasmere village combined with a visit to one of the Wordsworths houses open to the public: Dove Cottage, Allan Bank or Rydal Mount. Follow in the footsteps of the Wordsworths and explore the Grasmere and Rydal area with a Blue Badge Guide! Suitable for individuals, families and groups. The walking is easy to moderate and the route can be varied depending on the aims and abilities of the group. It is even possible to walk one way, visit an attraction and return by bus, or vice versa. See the area and hear about it's past and present! A guided walking tour of the Grasmere area can be tailored to suit you!
A route with some ascent and descent requiring a moderate level of fitness.
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For those looking to make the day a little easier we can use public transport for part of the journey.
What is Included:
A qualified Blue Badge Guide
What is Excluded:
Transport to and from the start of the day at Grasmere
Accommodation - we can advise you on accommodation in the area
Food and drink - there are cafes in Grasmere and at Rydal Hall or bring a picnic
Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles can be hired for a small fee
Walking boots or walking shoes - these need to be suitable for summer walking
Half day walk £100 for up to 5 people, £15 per extra person.
Full day including walk and visit to attraction(s) £150 for up to 5 people, £20 per extra person
Reduction for families
Entry to attraction(s), bus fares and refreshments at cafe NOT included
Allan Bank entry Adults £3.50, Children £1.75, Family £8.75
Dove Cottage entry Adults £7.50, Children £4.50, Family £17.20
Rydal Mount entry Adults