This beautiful print shows the colourful tones of Autumn in the trees that line the banks of Grasmere Lake in the Lake District. Grasmere is a small village in Cumbria and is also the name of the adjacent lake. Grasmere's position in the centre of the English Lake District, as well as its connections with the Lake Poets, has made it popular as a tourist destination. The poet William Wordsworth, who lived in Dove Cottage on the outskirts of Grasmere for fourteen years, described it as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. It is said Wordsworth occasionally used to breakfast with Sir Walter Scott at The Swan, a seventeenth century coaching inn that is still in use in Grasmere village. Sarah Nelson was the original maker of the famous Grasmere Gingerbread, made to a secret recipe kept within the family to this day. The shop remains in the former village school, adjacent to St Oswald's Church and offers a tasty snack for walkers and tourists.
Photography by John Woodworth.