Central Lake District

Route: Circuit of Grasmere and Rydal Water

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 12th August 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 9.3 miles

Weather: Mainly overcast, a few showers and bright spells

A gloomy weather forecast persuaded me to plan a low level walk today, though as it turned out the weather was reasonable and I couldn’t complain

I arrived in Grasmere early so was able to park in one of the few free roadside spaces. After leaving the village I walked along Red Bank for a short distance and then headed up the fellside

The views from the path were good but not as good as those of Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace which I joined a little later on – this is a short walk in heaven

I descended from the terrace to Rydal and then took the Coffin Road back to Grasmere. I’d seen a few folk on the walk but when I arrived back in the village it was heaving with tourists. I wonder if they know about the delights to be found on the paths around here?

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