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Walks around Grasmere

10 September 2019

Macdonald Swan Hotel is the perfect base to explore Grasmere and discover these fantastic walks & views. 

Grasmere Village Walk

This is a very easy walk around the outskirts of the village and along the attractive, level, riverside footpath

Distance – 2 miles (3km), allow 1 hour

Loughrigg Terrace, Grasmere

An excellent, moderate walk from the centre of the village to Loughrigg Terrace and one of the best views of the Lake.

Distance – 2.5 miles (4km), allow 2 hours

Rydal Mount & Rydal Water including Rydal Cave

A level walk through Wordsworth country, with spectacular views of Dunmail Raise and Grasmere, returning via the wooded shores of Rydal Water and the Coffin Trail

Distance – 3.5 miles (6km), allow 2.5 hours

Alcock Tarn, Grasmere

A steep climb to Alcock Tarn to one of the best views of the Grasmere valley and then a pleasant stroll back through the woods

Distance – 3 miles (5km), allow 3 hours

Easedale Tarn, Grasmere

A classic walk to a dramatic, isolated mountain tarn. A steep climb but you are rewarded with terrific views of Grasmere

Distance – 4 miles (6.5km), allow 2.5 hours

Helm Crag

A steep uphill walk to the distinctive ‘Lion and the Lamb’ summit rocks of Helm Crag is rewarded with excellent views over Grasmere and the Langdales

Distance – 7.5 miles (12km), allow 5 hours

Don't take our word for it, visit Grasmere and experience these views for yourself. 


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