5th March 2017

Around about Rydal

Time 10:30am to 1:40pm
Duration 3 hr 10 min
Distance 5.3 mile
Ascent not a great amount
Walking with Jennifer
A591 - Dove Cottage - Whiemoss Common Tarn - Coffin Route to Rydal - Rydal Hall - Rydal Water - White Moss - A591 - Whitemoss Common Tarn - 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


As the sign says, this is Dove Cottage.

Silver How seen from the seat above How Top.

What a shame they (who ever 'they' are) didn't keep on top of the week situation in Whitemoss Common Tarn.

Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell seen from the coffin route.

Heading into Rydal.


And while I wait for the refreshment to arrive I take this picture of waterfalls next to Rydal Hall.



Rydal Hall and gardens.

After walking through the Quiet Garden we head down to The Grot.

The Grot, well worth a visit for the view of the waterfalls which are perfectly framed by the window (see the top of this page)

this one was taken through the glass.


At the edge of Rydal Water we look across to Silver How.

In the distance Low Pike catches some sunlight.

Nab Scar on t'other side of Rydal Water.

And to finish, we feel a few spots of rain in the air, but that's OK, we're nearly back to the car.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks