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“Some of the best low-level walking in the Lake District”
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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“Some of the best low-level walking in the Lake District”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

For a lovely low-level walk with fantastic scenary you can't beat the walk round Rydal Water. A good starting point is the car park at White Moss and from here there are several easy walking options. If you choose the circuit of Rydal Water it will take around 2 - 3 hours without stops. Allow time for a refreshment stop as there is a good pub and a couple of nice tea shops along the way! It isn't a flat walk but the climbs are gentle. It does need good walking shoes or boots though.

The route goes down through the woods and over the bridge before climbing to emerge above Rydal Water. There are great views and later it passes an interesting cave. It then drops down to cross the road before going up the lane to Rydal Mount (steep here!). Don't miss a stop at Rydal Hall as the gardens are lovely (plus there's an excellent tea room!). The path back to the car park follows the old "Coffin Route" between Ambleside and Grasmere. The path is a bit rough here but easy to follow and views through the trees across Rydal Water again.

I've lost count of the number of times I've done this walk and it is lovely at any time of the year.

Visited June 2014
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“an easy walk if recovering from high fells”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Rydal Water offers low level walking for all the family. With easy paths, a traffic free area and a cave to explore its a perfect venue for a fun few hours . From Rydal Water you can walk on towards Grasmere either sticking to lower level walks across Loughrigg Terrace which offers a longer walk .

A great part of the Lake District with picturesque views

Visited August 2014
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Easy walk for families in a spectacular surrounding!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Visited twice as the children loved it so much. If you are a good swimmer you can swim to the islands and if not you can paddle in the lake. Had glorious weather and the walks are very easy and relaxing, you can be more adventurous and extend your walks. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and cafes are close by if you haven't brought a picnic with you. A must for anyone around Ambleside or Windermere.

Visited July 2014
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Surrey
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“Jurassic II”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Jurassic I is for Windermere and Jurassic II is for Rydal.. Lake District is a land of mystery and awe and the succession of these lakes make this part of the country scenic and mystical a family of lakes and sister lakes

Visited August 2014
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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“Great, easy walk for young families!”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Walked slowly, with much paddling, dam building and collecting of all kinds of flora and fauna, with kids aged 11, 10 and 6 who all "hated walking" at the start but had a whale if a time! Flat and easy to the west if the lake - they are levelling the path to make it bike/pram friendly but theirs a bit of a climb to the old Coffin Road across and above the road on the east if the lake. If you park at the north of the lake at White Moss car park (pay as you leave or on line later) there is a great tea room at the bottom of the lake on the west of the bridge and great beer and melds at the Badger Bar on the West of the bridge over the road! A really nice easy family friendly walk! Keep dogs on leads as there were unexpected sheep!!!

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