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Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake is very close to Grasmere village .

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 –1834) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who founded with his friend William Wordsworth the Romantic Movement in England and was one of the Lake Poets.

They made the Lakes famous in the 19th century inspired generations of poets and artists.

Wordsworth composed much of his poetry rambling around the lake and surrounding fells whilst living at Dove Cottage in Grasmere and Rydal Mount.

South of the lake runs Loughrigg Terrace, a popular walking route with good views over the lake to Dunmail Raise where the battle between Dunmail (the last independent king of Cumbria) and the Saxon king Edmund was fought in 945.

Grasmere is a good base for climbing the Helvellyn range, Fairfield and Dollywagon Pike.

"Silvered by the morning beam
The white mist curls on Grasmere's stream,
Which, like a veil of flowing light,
Hides half the landskip from the sight"

William Wordsworth, 'Anacreon'


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