One of MANY views photographed en route from Knutsford to Penrith
Each year, newly cut rushes and reeds are ceremonially carried to St. Oswald's Church in Grasmere where they carpet the floor of the baptistry. This centuries-long ceremony is well-documented in a broad range of civil and church records as well as one of Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sonnets ("Rural Ceremony").
Home of John Ruskin, overlooking Lake Windermere
HOURS can be spent ambling through Ruskin's gardens of Brantwood. They are a delightful blend of formal and informal plantings with spectacular views of the Lake.
|08-Lindeth Tower, Silverdale|
The Gaskells frequently spent family holidays in the Lake District, staying in Silverdale. Several of Gaskell's works were written in this building.
|09-Pipe Organ, Kendal Parish Church|
This wonderful pipe organ has a long history. It was rebuilt in 1968/69 by J.W.Walker and Sons. For a history of this church, the nave of which dates from 1201, see http://www.kendalparishchurch.co.uk/
|10-Graves of William and Mary Wordsworth|
The Wordsworths are buried in the churchyard of St Oswald's Church, Grasmere. Next to their headstone are those of their daughter Dora and Wordsworth's son-in-law, Edward Quillinan.