16th January 2011

Rain, rain and more rain at Grasmere


Walk Overview
Time 10.30 to 12.10
Duration 1hr 40 min
Distance 4.5 mile
Ascent 300 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Grasmere - Grasmere (lake) - White Moss Wood - Grasmere (lake) - Penny Rock Wood - A591 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

The weather was far from good today, but it was still a marked improvement on yesterdays storms and rain when I never left the house all day.

Down at the lakeside and looking towards Grasmere (the village) and Helm Crag.

Passing the old boathouse.


It was bucketing down now and as Jennifer demonstrates, trying to avoid the streams and puddles was just a waste of time. I suppose the fact that we only saw a couple of other people while we were out speaks volumes.

Not much sign of the weir today, but it is there.


We had intended to walk around Rydal Water as well, but the rain was constant and very heavy so we decided to cut across to the A591 and onto White Moss Common. Unfortunately the floods in White Moss Woods made it impossible for us to cross the river.

We went through the gate in the wall and headed into, , , ,

, , , White Moss Woods.

I think it must have been raining !

"No way, the water's moving far to fast for us to wade across. Come on, we'll follow the other path alongside the river and get back to the weir"

A very swollen River Rothay.


David Hall -
Lake District Walks