Find the Location of Brockstone Grasmere Holiday Cottage on Google maps, using the map below. You can print the map, save the map, and you can click on the directions icon to plot your route to our Grasmere Cottage.
You’ll see that the last part of the journey is by track once the tarmac has ended. This is a smooth, firm track, officially a bridle path which has provided access to our cottage for 200 years. No other cars go along this track, which ends at Brockstone Cottage. After the cottage, you can continue along to the lovely village of Rydal, but only on foot. It is a wonderful location for a walking holiday.
When you reach the cottage, go through the private gate, where there is a spacious private car park and turning area.
We suggest that you click on the Google Earth view in the bottom left hand corner of the map to get a better idea of the surrounding area and the location. You’ll see from this that our Grasmere Cottage is perched above Rydal Water, on the famous “Wordsworth Walk”, also known as “The Coffin Route” The Sunday Times called this walk “possibly the finest three and a half mile walk in Western Europe”
From Rydal you can take an easy walk on to Ambleside, or drop down to the main road, cross the road,cross the bridge known as the Badger Bar bridge or Dipper Bridge, and head back along the path around the far side of lovely Rydal water. You can extend this beautiful walk by striking out past Rydal Caves and walking past White Moss Woods onto Grasmere Lake. Here you can take the high level walk along Loughrigg Terrace, or drop down to the shore of Grasmere Lake.
As you can see, Brockstone Cottage is less than a mile from Grasmere Village. I’ve previously written an article called “10 things to do in Grasmere ” which you can find by clicking this link.
I’ve also written a short guide to Things to do in Ambleside – click here. Ambleside is a 10 minute drive from Brockstone Cottage.