24th November 2007

A circuit of Grasmere and Rydal Water


Walk Overview
Time 10.10 to 12.35
Duration 1 hr 35 min
Distance 4.5 mile
Ascent 1150 ft
Walking with On my own
Grasmere - Grasmere Lake - Loughrigg Terrace (end of) - Rydal Caves - Rydal Water - Rydal - Corpse Road - Grasmere
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Broadgate, Grasmere

Broadgate is one of the three main car parks found in Grasmere. They all charge what may be considered over the odds, but I suppose parking in an area with so many walking options does come with a high price tag.

In addition to the walking on offer, the car park is within a minutes walk from the centre of Grasmere and everything it has to tempt the visitor.


Route Map

Grasmere with Seat Sandal, Stone Arthur and Great Rigg behind.
The weather wasn't the best today, it was dull, wet, windy and couldn't have been more different from yesterdays pristine conditions. With nothing in mind, we left home and got as far as Keswick before we decided where to walk.

Autumn colours still hanging onto a couple of trees next to Grasmere.

The weir at Grasmere.

The footbridge crossing from the Loughrigg Terrace side of the beck to Banneriggs.

Rydal Water seen from the path across to Rydal Caves, which are closed to the public due to a rock fall.

And again, from further along the same path.

Nab Scar, Rydal Water and Nab Cottage.


The Badger Bar - Rydal.

It bucketed down the whole way from Rydal, along the corpse road and into Grasmere. At least this picture of the inside of Grasmere Church shows one picture taken along the second half of the walk.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks