A Circuit of Rydal Water

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This short walk starts off in the stunning little village of Rydal, which is sandwiched between the incredibly popular destinations of Grasmere and Ambleside. The route passes Rydal Mount and Rydal Hall (where there is a little detour to a fantastic waterfall in the grounds of the hall) and follows the Coffin Route in the direction of Grasmere. The path gains a little bit of height and offers amazing views over Rydal Water to Loughrigg Fell to the south-west.

The route passes White Moss Common and goes through a lovely section of woodland which is carpeted with bluebells in spring and is quite a sight! The last section of the route follows the south side of the lake, again offering fantastic views to the nearby fells of Silver How and Nab Scar (see general photo for the walk). This really is the perfect little warm-up or warm-down for a walking holiday in Lakeland.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South East


Birds, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland


A Very dog friendly walk. Footbridge referred to in previous comment as damaged is now remade and brand spanking new. No need to take any detours from the original routing.

18/06/2016 - ian burrows

18/6/16 Postcode LA22 9LW is Ambleside town centre. Car park at Pendle bridge turning is near the Glen Rothay Hotel LA22 9LR. The bridge at waypoint 3 has been destroyed by bad wrather so the alternative is to turn right out of the car park then left over the bridge onto the main road. Turn left to pickup waypoint 4.

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