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Rydal Water and Grasmere Water from Grasmere
 Video run time: 25 minutes 18 seconds 


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One of the most popular walks in the Lake District! The walk starts from Grasmere and provides a mini Wordsworth tour in the first half of the walk passing by Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount. It leaves Grasmere and follows the old 'Coffin route' to Rydal Mount before heading down to Rydal Water itself. The shores of both Rydal Water and then Grasmere water are walked along before heading back in to Grasmere. This low level walk is ideal for bad weather days or good weather days to enjoy the panoramic views. Early morning walks often provide excellent photographic opportunities of both waters when they are more likely to be flat and provide wonderful reflections.



Parking: Stock Lane Car Park (grid reference NY 339 072) - large pay and display car park in Grasmere. Other parking is available in Grasmere.
Directions: Nearest post code for Sat Nav: LA22 9SL - get directions here
Walk distance: 5.5 miles (8.8 Km)
Estimated walk time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Height climbed: 290 metres
Grade: 2-B: A medium length walk that requires modest uphill walking
Peaks / summits: None of note
Wainwrights: None
Map: Ordnance Survey - Explorer OL7 (The English Lakes - South-eastern Area)
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Walk features: Birds, Café, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Lakes, Pubs, Stream or River, Views, Wildlife
Facilities / refreshments: Many pubs and cafes in Grasmere. 2 tearooms and a pub about half way around the walk
Nearest town: Walk starts in Grasmere
Local accommodation: View accommodation close to the start of this walk from Sykes Holiday Cottages
Walk Tags: Video walk, Videowalks, Lake District, Cumbria, Grasmere, Town End, Dove Cottage, Wordsworth, William Wordsworth, Rydal Water, Rydal Mount, Rydal Hall, Little Isle, Heron Island, Loughrigg, Loughrigg Terrace, Loughrigg Fell, Redbank Wood, St Oswald's Church, Grasmere Gingerbread, Wainwright, Coffin Route
Video run time: 25 minutes 18 seconds


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Nearby accommodation
Hartsop Fold: Crossgate Lane, Hartsop, Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria. CA11 ONZ
Tel: 01539 622069 - Email: bookings@hartsop-fold.co.uk
5.8m/9.3km away from start of walk
Tirril Farm Cottages: Tirril View, Tirril, Penrith, Cumbria. CA10 2JE
Tel: 01768 864767 - Email: enquiries@tirrilfarmcottages.co.uk
15.8m/25.4km away from start of walk
All distances are approximate and as the crow flies


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