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Striding Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Striding Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

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Collection: Grasmere, Rydal Water & Thirlmere

Grasmere is a small lake which lies alongside the village that shares its name. It was popularised by William Wordsworth who composed much of his poetry during walks around it and its surrounding fells whilst living at nearby Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount. Along the southern shore of the lake runs Loughrigg Terrace, a popular walking route with good views over the lake to Helm Crag known locally as The Lion and the Lamb due to the rock formations on its summit. To the east of Grasmere is another small lake, Rydal Water. There are some lovely walks around it, especially the one that travels to Grasmere past Rydal Caves. There is a rocky outcrop at the western end of the lake which is thought to have been one of Wordsworth's favourite places and has been given the name of Wordsworth's Seat. Thirlmere is the next lake south from Derwentwater along the A591 and most of it can be seen from the road. It is a reservoir owned by the Manchester Water Authority who have recently undertaken a large tree felling exercise which has opened up the views across it considerably.

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