Wandering Wordsworth's CumbriaView map
Walking in the footsteps of a giant...
ven if you’re not a Wordsworth fan, you may well wind up regarding this area as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found.”
Surrounded by dramatic green hills, swirling clouds and tiny, twisting country lanes, the Lake District tends to inspire most people who come here – even if it’s only to reach for their camera.
This rather picturesque walk combines some of the region’s most beautiful scenery with a splash of culture and history – taking in two Wordsworth’s former homes.
Starting in St Oswald’s churchyard in Grasmere, where Wordsworth is buried, it leads you to Dove Cottage (his former home) and on to Rydal Mount, where he died.
After a quick tour of the latter (where he wrote many of his famous poems, including Daffodils), along with a walk round the four-acre terraced gardens, it’ll be time for a cream tea.
Who knows, with a good cuppa inside you, you might be tempted to pen a few words of your own.