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About Grasmere 

Grasmere is one of the smaller lakes of the English Lake District and gives its name to the village of Grasmere, famously associated with the poet William Wordsworth, which lies immediately to the north of the lake.

The lake is 1680yd (1540m) long and 700yd (640m) wide and has a maximum depth of 70ft (21m) and contains a single island, known as The Island.

The lake is both fed and drained by the River Brathay, which flows through the village before entering the lake, and then exits downstream into nearby Rydal Water, beyond which it continues into Windermere.

The waters are navigable, with private boats allowed and rowing boats for hire, but powered boats are prohibited.

Walking routes near Grasmere


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