is one of the smaller lakes of the English Lake District and gives its
name to the village of Grasmere, famously associated with the poet
William Wordsworth, which lies immediately to the north of the lake.
is 1680yd (1540m) long and 700yd (640m) wide and has a maximum depth of
70ft (21m) and contains a single island, known as The Island.
is both fed and drained by the River Brathay, which flows through the
village before entering the lake, and then exits downstream into nearby
Rydal Water, beyond which it continues into Windermere.
are navigable, with private boats allowed and rowing boats for hire, but
powered boats are prohibited.