This article accompanies the fable
He is buried in Grasmere, however, which is now a major tourist destination. Below is Lake Grasmere from the vantage point of Stone Arthur to the north. Dove Cottage is on the left hand side, where the road continues on to Rydal Water and then Rydal Mount. Keep going and you end up in Ambleside on Lake Windermere. From there the roads go south to Coniston Water, associated with John Ruskin, and Sawrey, associated with Beatrix Potter.
In the middle of Grasmere itself is St. Oswald - Wordsworth is buried in a family plot behind the church (below), along with his wife Mary, sister Dorothy and three children.
Photos: Dove Cottage - Christine Hasman; Rydal Mount - Richard Swales; Grasmere - Mick Knapton; St. Oswald - John Salmon.