Rydal Water

Rydal Water

Central Lake District

Route: Rydal Water

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 12th November 2016

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.2 miles

Weather: Cloudy

We’d been planning a different walk today, but as we drove from the north lakes to the south, we passed by Grasmere and Rydal Water and decided we’d had enough of the car and that it was time to get our walking boots on without further delay

We parked in the car park at Pelter Bridge, just beyond Rydal Water, and followed the track to the head of the lake

Near the point where the River Rothay flows into the lake there’s a choice of a low level path or a high level one and we decided to take the high road, which gave us good views over the lake as we walked above the southern shore

Just before the start of Loughrigg Terrace we descended into White Moss Wood, first crossing the river and then the road, and from there climbing uphill to join the Coffin Road. This stony track dates back to the days when St Oswald’s in Grasmere was the only parish church with a graveyard

The track took us above the other shore of Rydal Water to Rydal Hall, where we made a short detour to walk through the grounds, and from there it was a short stroll back to the start of this classic low level walk

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