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This week’s incredible shot was captured by the very talented Nadine Harris while out and about in the village of Grasmere, in Cumbria. She lives in the Lake District and captures some beautiful photos of the surrounding countryside.
“On Saturday morning I walked to the shop for a newspaper and on my way back to work saw this photo opportunity with the clouds and snow on Silver Howe”.
Grasmere in the Lake District
The Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful areas – and a must-see at least once in your lifetime.
The Cumbrian countryside is out of this world, whether visiting in Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter.
But there is something rather special about the village of Grasmere in the Lake District.
It’s one of the most popular places to visit on the tourist trail, in part thanks to its incredible good looks, but also because it’s the former home of one of Britain’s most famous poets.
William Wordsworth lived in Grasmere from 1799, with his sister Dorothy.
His gravestone can still be found in St Oswald’s Church alongside his wife Mary. It’s now believed to be one of the most visited graves in the world.
“The loveliest spot that man hath ever found” – Wordsworth
There is plenty to keep you busy in Grasmere with much of the village catering for the hoards of visitors who descend on it ever year.
One of the most popular places to visit is the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.
Often described as ‘The best gingerbread in the world’ visitors travel miles to sample this now famous local cuisine. Don’t be alarmed if you have to queue to get in!
It’s located in what was once the small village school.
On arrival you will be greeted by a waft of incredible-smelling Grasmere gingerbread, made by third-generation owners Joanne & Andrew Hunter.
Once you’ve had your fill of gingerbread, it’s worth heading down to the beautiful lake.
Boating on the lake
Popular in spring and summer, visitors can hire boats and row on the lake.
The island in the middle was once a popular spot where William Wordsworth used to picnic.
The area around the lake is incredibly picturesque, and if you’re not a fan of the water, then a walk around the lake should definitely be on your list!
You can also ascend the very beautiful Helm Crag from the village.
But for many the joy of the village is just to wonder around and to take in what is arguably one of Britain’s prettiest villages.
And one of the best times to go is the winter. Snow often does cover this beautiful village and it’s a great time to explore and enjoy it out of season.
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