Walking a Corpse Road- Grasmere to Chapel Stile

One of the loveliest and easiest routes in the Lakes is along the old corpse route from Chapel Stile to Grasmere. Some beautiful scenery and a wonderful paved path some of the way. Until the church at Chapel Stile was built, the dead of the Langdale Valley would have been carried to Grasmere for burial.… Continue reading Walking a Corpse Road- Grasmere to Chapel Stile

Bluebells, Snow, Beech Trees and a Heron

There is something quite wonderful about seeing the leaves re-appearing on the beech trees, so green and so fresh. It is one of the many joys of May – as marvellous in its way as the glorious golden colour of the beeches in Autumn. And to see it in the heart of the Lake District… Continue reading Bluebells, Snow, Beech Trees and a Heron

On Silver How

Our first proper walk in the Lake district, since the relieving of lockdown was to visit an old favourite – Silver How above Grasmere. A modest height and an easy walk, maybe. But I’ll argue the point that Silver How – seen from Grasmere – is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and downright beautiful… Continue reading On Silver How