The Lake District is a 365 day a year destination and Autumn and Winter should most definitely not be discounted for visiting for a weekend break. This time of the year, with such lovely colours all around, with many sights to behold.
Wrap up warm and get those waterproofs out and the fells are still accessible. Grasmere offers so many walks to do for a real getaway from the stresses of work, life and with Christmas looming. The route around Grasmere and Rydal Water or venture higher with the walk as detailed by Walk Lakes of Easdale Tarn, Codale Tarn, and Tarn Crag. Codale Tarn a real escape where you’d be hard pushed to see anyone and the most perfect lunch location.
Grasmere is also quite a hub for independent shops, most notability and famous the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. There’s also the Heaton Cooper Studio for art lovers, plenty of gift shops such as the very popular Herdy Shop, Sam Read a real and proper book shop, Cunninghams for everything outdoor gear to name just a few. Then don’t forget the first Friday of the month for the Grasmere Farmers Market, a great way to stock up on some delicious items ready for Christmas.
Where to stay and eat
You’ll not go hungry in Grasmere with everything from cafes and artisan takeaways to traditional Lakeland inns and now even a Michelin star/4 AA rosette restaurant – The Forest Side.
For a spot of relaxed luxury that won’t break the bank in Grasmere, Raise View Bed & Breakfast is a fabulous choice. Hosts Jacky & Keith offer a warm welcome, luxury fixtures and fittings echoing the landscape (look out for the Herdwick wool furnishings In the guest lounge and the property has stunning views of Helm Crag from the gardens, perfect for gazing at after a long day on the fells. Visit http://www.raiseview.uk for more information and to book direct.