12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Grasmere
PUBLISHED: 09:01 09 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:01 09 August 2016
William Wordsorth loved Grasmere, and it's easy to see why from our selection of reader photos.
Faeryland Boats, Grasmere by Christine Robinson
Grasmere Church by Marie Savage
Grasmere Lake by Christine Robinson
Grasmere Reflection by Alison Wood
Grasmere at sun up by Paul Bullen
Grasmere by Denise Dixon
Grasmere by Sean Nolan
Grasmere from Loughrigg Fell by Anthony Donlan
Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace by Simon Kitchin
Grasmere from Red Bank by Steve Reeve
Grasmere from Silver Howe by Paul Anthony Wilson
Reflective Grasmere by Terry Rushton
The village of Grasmere is nestled with its two picturesque lakes against a dramatic backdrop of Lake District fells, and is probably Cumbrias’ most popular village, thanks to William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Grasmere is the perfect place to come explore, relax, reflect and be inspired.
Allan Bank was opened to the public for the first time in March 2012; once home to William Wordsworth and National Trust founder Canon Rawnsley, Allan Bank was rescued from the ravages of fire in 2011. Now partially restored and undecorated, the house offers the public the opportunity to see and touch the many layers of this home’s fascinating history.
Whilst visiting, you must try Grasmeres famous commodity – gingerbread. Grasmere Gingerbread was invented in 1854 by Victorian creator cook Sarah Nelson who mixed and baked her spicy-sweet chewy concoction inside her neat Church Cottage home – now The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Within a few years its reputation had reached nearly every corner of the country and with the advent of the steam railways tourists flocked to Grasmere to buy her succulent invention.
Grasmere lake is a picturesque sight, especially early morning in the summer when the mist is rising. The lake is open for canoeing and boating, with boats available for hire 7 days per week between March and early November.
Why don’t you upload your photos of Grasmere to the reader photo gallery?
All images uploaded to the website will be entered into the 2016 Lancashire Life reader photo competition and we pick the best ones to go into the magazine each month.