Grasmere is in the heart of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, making it an ideal base to explore the walks, lakes and towns of the Lake District.

Grasmere was once the home of the famous poet William Wordsworth who lived in Grasmere for fourteen years and described it as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”.  You can visit three of his former homes – Dove Cottage and Allan Bank in Grasmere, and Rydal Mount in Rydal, all within a mile or two of the house.

Grasmere lake lies to the south of the village, around which there are some gentle walks but if you are looking for a greater challenge, in Grasmere you’re centrally situated for taking on the craggy peaks of the Scafell Pikes, Helvellyn, Skiddaw and the Langdale Pikes. For more ideas on what to do whilst at Dunnabeck take a look at Things to Do.

How to find Dunnabeck

If you are using SatNav the Post Code will take you up the Coffin Road* to the top of the hill above How Top Farm. You should then continue along the lane past a pond, over a small rise and Dunnabeck is on the left.

By Road
From the South leave the M6 motorway at J36 and use the A590 / 591 to Rydal, and turn right just beyond the White Moss Car Park.  Or if you are travelling from the North leave the M6 at J40, travel along the A66 towards Keswick. Join the A591 towards Grasmere and continuing on A591 leaving Grasmere on your right and turn left at Dove Cottage.

By Train
Use the main London / Glasgow line via Oxenholme (Lake District) which has connections to Windermere, the nearest station to Dunnabeck. From there you can then get a taxi which will take 20-25 minutes.

* Before Ambleside had its own church coffins had to be transported along the ‘corpse road’ to Grasmere for burial. This is now known and sign posted as the ‘Coffin Road’ and is the bridle path from Rydal to Grasmere, becoming a tarmac road at Dunnabeck’s gate before passing White Moss Tarn where Wordsworth used to ice-skate and continuing down to St. Oswald’s Church in Grasmere.