19th October 2008

A short, wet walk around Grasmere


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 10.30
Duration 1hr 30 min
Distance 3.5 mile
Ascent 100 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Grasmere - Road to The Lea - Grasmere shoreline - Weir - Banneriggs - main road back to Grasmere
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Broadgate, Grasmere

Broadgate is one of the three main car parks found in Grasmere. They all charge what may be considered over the odds, but I suppose parking in an area with so many walking options does come with a high price tag.

In addition to the walking on offer, the car park is within a minutes walk from the centre of Grasmere and everything it has to tempt the visitor.


Route Map

What a disappointing day or if the truth be told the whole weekend was a let down. Yesterday started off wet, and to be honest I couldn't be bothered to go out in it. This doesn't happen very often, but I just didn't feel like doing much. The forecast was rubbish for today anyway, but at least it was supposed to be dry for the first part of the morning. That was the bit they got wrong! So we just had a quick walk around Grasmere and then decided to go and buy me a new pair of boots before Winter sets in once and for all.

The conditions did nothing to show them off, but the colours were lovely today. Perhaps the weather had done us a favour after all. If it had been a nice day we'd probably have gone somewhere else and missed all this.

Bucketing down as I peep over the wall to get a picture back to Grasmere.

This is more like it.


One of the locals.

Helm Crag seen at the far end of Grasmere.

At least it had stopped raining for a little while.

Heading to the footbridge that would take us into Baneriggs.

Autumn colours in Baneriggs.
A bit of sun would have been good, but it was still very nice through here today. Unless the forecasted storms blow all the leaves off tonight, this would be a gorgeous area to have walk during the next couple of weeks. If we're lucky enough to get a sunny day that is.




Another picture showing Helm Crag.

I know the sunshine only lasted about ten seconds, but this is typical.

Stone Arthur just below the cloud base.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks