Wordsworth's Final Resting Place in Grasmere

At St. Oswald Church in Grasmere Are The Wordsworth Graves: Just as Stratford-upon-Avon is Shakespeare country, Grasmere and the Lake District is Wordsworth country. Born in the Lake District in 1770, William Wordsworth described the area as ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found'.  A … [Read more...]

Coast to Coast, UK, Grasmere-Patterdale 1

We were on the Coast to Coast walk across northern England and had overnighted at Grasmere in the Lake District. The fifth day: Our fellow breakfasters were an American couple who had walked the Coast to Coast path three years ago. Every year they return to Grasmere for a couple of weeks to indulge … [Read more...]

Grasmere, Wordsworth and the Lake District – Part 2

We were in the Lake District on the Coast to Coast Walk across England, a 307 km journey. The story continues: After this pleasant interlude at Greenup Edge, there was further to go. The ridge walk continued alongside Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag. From here another surreal view presented … [Read more...]

Grasmere, Wordsworth and the Lake District – Part 1

St. Bees to Robin Hood's Bay - To Grasmere Part 1: We had overnighted at the wonderful small village of Stonethwaite in England's Lake District. This was day four of a seventeen day walk from St. Bees on the Irish Sea to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea. For any of you who want to do this walk, … [Read more...]