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Ambleside to Grasmere

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Starting from Ambleside pass Rydal Hall and walk into Grasmere, following the "Coffin Road". 
Licht
Afstand 6,3 km
2:00 u
92 m
82 m

From Ambleside the trail heads North through Rydal Park and impressive Rydal Hall before joining the ‘Coffin Road’ named for the fact that it was originally used to convey the deceased to their final resting place in Grasmere. Gently undulating through trees the trail passes Rydal Mount, home of Wordsworth.

At White Moss Common at the north end of Rydal Water, the views ahead to Grasmere are spectacular and you will see why this was a favourite place of Wordsworth’s sister, Dorothy. Following the trail down into Grasmere you arrive at famous Dove Cottage, also home to Wordsworth, and you may also visit his final resting place at St Oswald’s Church.

Tip van de auteur

Try some of "Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread", you won't have any trouble spotting the queue outside this tiny white cottage on your way into Grasmere.
Profielfoto van: Laura Paterson
Auteur
Laura Paterson
Laatste wijziging op: 21.04.2021
Niveau
Licht
Techniek
Conditie
Beleving
Landschap
Hoogste punt
141 m
Laagste punt
55 m

Ruststop

Dove Cottage
Rydal Hall
Lake Road Kitchen
The Apple Pie
Lucy's of Ambleside
Baldry's Grasmere
The Jumble Room
Tweedies Bar

Veiligheidsaanwijzingen

Route

Check the weather forecast before setting out and listen to advice locals may offer you. When the route follows a road with no footpath remember to walk on the right hand side so you are facing any oncoming traffic.

Map

If you wish to carry a hardcopy map, we would recommend buying the OS Explorer Map OL7 - The English Lakes Southeastern Area. Alternatively, you may wish to print the daily maps directly from our app. 

Tips en hints

Food & Drink

Shops and cafes at Ambleside, Grasmere and Patterdale. Cafés also at Rydal Hall and Dove Cottage.

 

Points of interest

Please see the interactive map for notable points of interest along the walk, including recommended pubs/restaurants and tearoom stops.  Simply click the icons on the map for more information as you walk. 

 

The Coffin Route  

This road was used to convey the deceased of Rydal and Ambleside to St Oswald’s Church. Shortly after passing Dove Cottage, can be found the Coffin Stone, where it is said the pallbearers rested their burden before continuing to Grasmere.

http://www.easyhiker.co.uk/coffin-route-hiking-trail-lake-district/ 

 

Rydal Hall  

The 19th Century hall was originally in the ownership of the Le Fleming family and now owned by the Diocese of Carlisle. The formal gardens were laid out in 1909 by Thomas Hayton Mawson. It is now a youth and conference centre. It also has a small teashop.

https://www.rydalhall.org/ 

 

Rydal Mount   

The final home of the poet William Wordsworth who lived here from 1813 until his death in 1850. It is still in the ownership of the Wordsworth family and is open to the public.

http://www.rydalmount.co.uk/  

 

Dove Cottage   

Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived here from1799-1808. Wordsworth married in 1802 and his wife Mary joined them in ‘plain living and high thinking’. Thomas de Quincey also lived here for a while. It is open to the public and there is a café next door.

https://wordsworth.org.uk/visit/dove-cottage.html

 

Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread Shop

Before you leave Grasmere make sure you drop into Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread shop and buy some of it's amazing freshly baked Gingerbread!

 

St Oswald's Church and Wordsworth's Daffodil Garden

The final resting place of famous poet William Wordsworth, where you will also find the pretty Wordsworth's Daffodil Garden. 

 

Start

Ambleside Tourist Office (63 m)
Coördinaten:
OS Grid
NY 37657 04520
DD
54.432260, -2.962549
DMS
54°25'56.1"N 2°57'45.2"W
UTM
30U 502429 6031617
w3w 
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Bestemming

Village Green Grasmere

Tochtbeschrijving

0.00 km - With your back to the Post Office and Information Office TURN RIGHT along the A591 towards Grasmere. Walk on the left hand pavement as this is continuous to Scandale Bridge.

0.90 km - TURN RIGHT, to leave the main road, by bus stop and footpath sign. Walk along this vehicle track between fences and scattered mature trees. As you approach Rydal Hall follow signposts (Coffin Route) to your right through buildings and left over bridge and then right round Rydal Hall to reach minor road junction.

2.60 km - TURN RIGHT up a steep road for 100m then TURN LEFT (signed Coffin Route). Now follow this bridleway as it wanders up and down, in and out of trees ignoring paths left and right. Past some houses the route BEARS RIGHT onto a straight section by a narrow water feature. This track becomes a metaled road and BEARS LEFT downhill to How Top. TURN RIGHT and in 200m reach Dove Cottage.

5.35 km – Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD to the main road. Cross by mini roundabout and walk into Grasmere village where there are many shops and cafes. Go through the village until you reach the village green by Heaton Cooper studios and a bookshop.

6.35 km - Arrive at the village green. 

*** This is the end of our Ambleside to Grasmere route, Please use your included documentation to find your overnight accommodation ***

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Coördinaten

OS Grid
NY 37657 04520
DD
54.432260, -2.962549
DMS
54°25'56.1"N 2°57'45.2"W
UTM
30U 502429 6031617
w3w 
///zestiger.smaakvol.afkloppen
Aankomst met de trein, auto, te voet of met de fiets

Uitrusting

Sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes, and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required. The weather can change quickly in the Lake District so be sure to take all equipment even if the weather looks okay. Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.

Please  ensure you have plenty of water and emergency food (energy bars/trail mix) with you at all times. Please also ensure you check in advance of  Pubs/cafes and shops opening hours on the day you are due to walk, in the Lake District opening hours are varied and they can be closed on certain days of the week (walking post-Covid19 lockdown restrictions means their opening hours could be even more erratic, so please check to avoid disappointment).

Basisuitrusting voor wandelen

  • Stevige, comfortabele en waterdichte wandelschoenen of wandelschoenen
  • Vochtafvoerende kleding in lagen
  • Wandelsokken
  • Rugzak (met regenhoes)
  • Bescherming tegen zon, regen en wind (hoed, zonnebrandcrème, water- en winddichte jas en broek)
  • Zonnebril
  • Wandelstokken
  • Genoeg proviand en drinkwater
  • Eerst hulp set
  • Blarenpleisters
  • Overlevingstas
  • Redingsdeken
  • Hoofdlamp
  • Zakmes
  • Fluitje
  • Mobiele telefoon
  • Contant geld
  • Navigatieapparatuur / kaart en kompas
  • Gegevens voor in geval van nood
  • ID
  • Deze uitrustingslijst is niet volledig en dient alleen als suggestie voor wat je mee zou moeten nemen.
  • Voor je eigen veiligheid moet je alle instructies over het juiste gebruik en onderhoud van je uitrusting zorgvuldig lezen.
  • Zorg ervoor dat de apparatuur die je meeneemt, voldoet aan de plaatselijke wetgeving en geen verboden voorwerpen bevat.

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Licht
Afstand
6,3 km
Duur
2:00 u
Stijgen
92 m
Afdalen
82 m

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