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.
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