When the hotel opened it doors earlier this year I was interested to see what Andrew and his team had done to breath life into this neglected building. Forest Side is an imposing slate-built mansion, built for a wealthy industrialist in 1853, on the outskirts of Grasmere. Across the road, Helm Crag looking down majestically on it. InContinue reading “A new star is born- Forestside”
I have driven past here thousands of times over the years and finally visited. Rydal Mount was the last home of William Wordsworth before he died. A lot more luxurious and spacious compared to his first home of Dove Cottage. It is where he wrote one of his most famous poems “Daffodils”.
I have driven past Wordsworth’s home Dove Cottage in Grasmere thousands of times. Wordsworth is synonymous with Grasmere. He is probably Britains best loved and famous poet. When you hear the name Wordsworth, what’s the first word which springs to mind? For me it’s Daffodils. http://m.poemhunter.com/poem/i-wandered-lonely-as-a-cloud-daffodils/ William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth. He was a majorContinue reading “Dove Cottage “
When we were out with Chris the previous weekend at Allan Bank, she said you must get a rowing boat out on Grasmere. So we did. If you head out of the village on the Red Bank road you will come across the Faeryland. A little car park and a very lovely secluded bayContinue reading “Row row row your boat”
I have been to Allan Bank in Grasmere lots of times. Today’s visit involved spotting a Calvert Trust Herdy called Hethrington and coffee with Chris. For those who don’t know what Allan bank is, it’s a National trust property perched on a hill looking majestically down over Grasmere. It was the home of William WordsworthContinue reading “Allan Bank”
Another gorgeous day in the lakes so let the Wainwright obsession continue. A window of opportunity and decided to quickly climb Stone Arthur so that would enable me to finish the Eastern fells on Catstye cam.