See Also - Grasmere
Whilst staying in one of our Lake District Cottages you will know doubt wish to explore the many lakes, mountains, forests and areas of natural beauty.
Rydal Water lies between Ambleside and Grasmere. Second smallest of the lakes it measures three quarters of a mile long, a quarter mile wide and only 55 feet deep. However, as the saying goes, small is beautiful and it is one of my favorite walks, full of changing views and great with children. As you approach Rydal from the Southern end try parking just over Pelter Bridge, if full go on to White Moss. As you walk up to approach the water, the view is classic, the lake stretching ahead with Loughrigg rising on the west and Rydal Mount and Heron Pike across the water.
When you get to the beginning of the walk, avoid going down to the lake shore but take the higher track above the lake, where you will have some wonderful vistas and, after a short rise, you will come to the two caves. Of the two, the largest is more accessible with a pool at its entrance. You can walk in and test the echo and hop on the stepping stones looking for frog spawn and little fish. From the cave, the track stays above the lake until you come above the northern head of Rydal. You can veer off and explore Loughrigg and its little tarn, then extend the walk down to Grasmere. An easy track goes down to this third water, which makes a perfect stop for a picnic by shallow waters, the weir and river. Return by the river track, through White Moss and pick up the track by the lake shore. Finally it is worth returning to the car park by the Rydal woods track where, at the end, is a little bridge crossing over to the Rothay Manor Hotel and the Badger bar for well earned pint.
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Wherever you choose to take your Lake District Holiday, nowhere is far away. The Cumbria National Park is quite a compact area, but with lots of variation crammed in. From gentle valleys, ancient woodland, our huge lakes which reflect the sky and landscape and of course the soaring mountains and craggy fells are all easy to explore, this along with a host of welcoming towns and villages.
If you need your holiday cottage to be near Rydal Water we have a good selection of fine Lake District Cottages within easy reach. If you need any advice on the best choice of Self Catering Cottage for you, we all know our holiday cottages well and would be pleased to help find the most suitable.
Below is a selection of those Lake District Holiday Cottages nearest to Rydal Water.
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Carr Crag Cottage - Set in a stunning location with views of the Langdale Pikes Carr Crag Cottage is the perfect Lake District retreat
Bracken Howe - Bracken Howe. Five star town house sleeping 10 in Ambleside
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