WALKING - Walks -
Rydal Water & Grasmere
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|A lovely walk with easy walking with
some slight uphill walking.
With views of Grasmere and accompanied with views
of Rydal Water.
The car park near the
Police Station - AMBLESIDE.
AMBLESIDE - Starting point and Finish
Leaving the car park turn left, turning left again
just after the Police Station down the road which leads
to fields with the Stock Ghyll on the left for a short
time eventually coming to the River Rothay.
Join the lane turning right with the River Rothay being
on your right eventually coming to a bridge [Pelter
Bridge] which leads onto the main road to Grasmere.
Before the bridge turn left the lane heads away from
the bridge past Cote How Guest House eventually coming
to a wooden gate. Through the gap and continue along
the rough track to another gate.
Enter through the gate going straight on taking the
upper path and not taking the bridleway to the right.
Soon you will have the view of Rydal Water and it's
two small islands.
Continue along the track taking you past the lake and
alongside a stone wall and behind the trees eventually
coming to a small beck to cross and a climb to first
of Rydal caves. Along the path and up the side of a
slate quarry to the second of the caves.
Past the cave and onto a viewpoint taking in Rydal Water,
from here head along the path. On reaching the small
conifer plantation where the path goes left and then
left again on a narrower path, climbing steeply onto
Loughrigg Terrace where some of the best views of the
day can be taken in and Grasmere can be seen.
Soon you will arrive at a small beck to cross and to
a pair of gates. Through the kissing gate and turn right
through another kissing gate [signed
Grasmere]. From here the path goes downhill through
the woodland arriving at National Trust warden's cottage,
take sharp right [signed Lake
White Moss & Rydal] and follow the path through
the woods to Grasmere shore.
Take the left gate near to the stone wall at the boundary
of the woods and follow the shore line to a wooden footbridge,
do not cross the bridge but carry along the path alongside
the river towards the woods.
Shortly you will come to another kissing gate and into
another wood, onto another kissing gate and climb the
path above the river, keeping to the riverbank you will
arrive at another footbridge turn right and follow the
path away from the footbridge going uphill [signed Loughrigg
Terrace] and arrive at another gate, enter through the
gate and turn left and follow the stone wall that will
bring you back to Rydal Water and alongside the shore
of the lake.
Another gate in the wall that will take you into woods,
on leaving the woods you will come to another gate [old
iron gate] that leads into open field with the path
leading across the field to the River Rothay, on reaching
the footbridge [do not cross] turn right and follow
the faint path up the field to another gate and enter
into the woods for the last time to yet another gate
to emerge at the lane from Pelter Bridge, turn left
and arrive at Pelter Bridge turn right and the follow
the route back to Ambleside this time the River Rothay
being on your left.
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