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Lake Grasmere, Grasmere

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Grasmere is one of the smaller lakes of the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria. It 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 1680 yd (1540 m) long and 700 yd (640 m) wide, covering an area of 0.24 mi² (0.62 km²). It has a maximum depth of 70 ft (21m) and an elevation above sea level of 208 ft (62 m). The lake is both fed and drained by the River Rothay, 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 of the lake are leased by the Lowther Estate to the National Trust. The waters are navigable, with private boats allowed and rowing boats for hire, but powered boats are prohibited.The lake contains a single island, known as The Island. In 2017 this island was bequeathed to the National Trust. This gift has particular significance to the National Trust, as the organisation was founded in response to the sale of the same island to a private bidder in 1893. Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley felt that such a location should instead be in public ownership, and soon afterwards started the National Trust with Octavia Hill and Robert Hunter.
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  • One of the most beautiful lakes in the Lake-District, Easily accessible, there is a lakeside walk as well as beautiful walks around the surrounding fells [Loughrigg, Silver Howe, Helm Crag] from which...  more »
  • The epitome of beauty. Lake Grasmere is accessible from various directions on foot and car parks are plentiful. The walks are not that long and are not so challenging. The scenery is stunning and is a...  more »
  • Well it's a lake .. Seriously though a lovely peaceful place, a little off the main tourist tracks but well worth it  more »
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  • A beautiful lake and a lovely walk round
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