2nd August 2015

A circuit of Grasmere and Rydal

Time Afternoon - didn't take notice of the time
Duration Not sure
Distance 6.3mile
Ascent Not much
Walking with Jennifer
A591 - Grasmere (village) -Grasmere (lake) - Weir - Rydal Water - Rydal - Coffin Route to Dove Cottage - A591
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Parking Spaces, A591 outside Grasmere

When Grasmere is very busy and parking is a problem, this would be a good place to try. It may be outside the village but it's only a 5 minute walk to the village centre. From the south end of the lay-by cross straight over the road and follow the signed footpath to Millennium Bridge and the church.


Route Map



I suppose we might as well begin the walk on a full stomach.

With only about ten people in view, you wouldn't think it was the first Sunday in August would you.




Grasmere reflections. Helm Crag, Seat Sandal, Stone Arthur / Great Rigg.

Just as I was about to say how few people we were seeing, quite a large group arrived at the boathouse at the same time as we did; and we all wanted to take a picture.
"Hello, hello, afternoon, hello, can I just, , , , sorry, , , , I'll only be a second, CLICK" and here's the picture.

We arrived at the beach to find the sunbathers had packed up and gone to Spain or somewhere with a bit less cloud.

The weir, the lake and Silver How.

Very hot and very humid.

Just past the end of Loughrigg Terrace and Rydal comes into view.

Nab Scar, seen on the opposite side of Rydal Water.

Rydal Water taken from THAT PATH.


A close up of the boathouse.

The bridge over the Rover Rothay.

We're now on t'other side of the lake and looking across to the path we were on earlier.

Loughrigg Fell.

We pass by Whitemoss Common Tarn and wonder why they didn't keep on top of the weed clearing they did a few years ago.

And to finish I look over to Silver How.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks