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River Rothay, Grasmere

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River Rothay, Grasmere
Lake District - Grasmere, Cumbria, England
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Just south of the Lake District village of Grasmere, famous for its association with poet William Wordsworth, the River Rothay runs out of Grasmere lake and into Rydal Water. Between the two lakes is a lovely patch of woodland, with trails leading to Loughrigg Terrace and on up to the summit of Loughrigg Fell. You can reach the footpaths from White Moss Common parking lot on the A591.

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