A Low-Level Walk from Grasmere

Views of a walk from Grasmere.

Walking the Old Ways

I’m writing this over a very stormy weekend, looking back to last Friday, when we walked from Grasmere on a terrific day of blue sky overhead, a cloud inversion over the mere, and astonishing colour and clarity.

DSCF1816 Stone Arthur from Grasmere (c) John Bainbridge 2020

A cold morning, but one of those chilly Lakeland days, that makes every rock and bracken stalk stand out in incredible detail.

Recovering from a bad back, I needed a walk, but didn’t want too much gradient, so a circuit of Grasmere and Rydal Water, seemed to be ideal. Familiar walking country, but well worth the walk.

DSCF1817 Frosty Grasmere (c) John Bainbridge 2020

We started early, and Grasmere was near deserted as we walked up the lane towards Red Bank and Deerbolt Wood. By this time we were in freezing cloud as we were caught up in the inversion clinging to the water.

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