William Wordsworth described Grasmere as ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’, which may explain why the Romantic poet made his home here.
There are superb walks with stunning views in all directions leading from the centre of the village. If you fancy enjoying one of his Wordsworth’s favourite walks there is an easy walk along Loughrigg Terrace around Rydal Water with superb lakeland views in all directions.
A slightly more strenuous hike is the short sharp ascent to the impressive rocks at the top of Helm Crag otherwise known as the “The Lion and the Lamb” or the “Old Lady at the Piano”, which are names derived from the shape of rock formations on the summit.
Grasmere is 45 minutes away from Lothlorien by car.