5 of 5 (6 votes)

Rydal Water and Grasmere

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Lake District starting and finishing in Cumbria, England, about 10.43km (6.48 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 433m (1420ft)
Loss 414m (1358ft)
Max. Elevation 400m (1312ft)
Elevation (total) 847m (2778ft)
Start
Ambleside
End
Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, England
Distance 10.43km
(6.48mi)
Duration ~3:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
4Created by timmy on 21 Mar 2012
This walk is all about the views. Two of the Lakes' most scenic water bodies lie between Ambleside and Grasmere, and this route provides you with the perfect way to see them - Loughrigg Terrace, which skirts just above both Grasmere and Rydal Water. A trip to the top of Lang How provides a bit of exercise before you finish in Grasmere village.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NY374043
Ambleside, in the centre of the Lakes, is a well-loved town. Head along Compston Road to pick up the track to Loughrigg Fell.
Across the River Rothey About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid NY370044
Cross the river and the road just behind it. The footpath leads to Brow Head Farm and then on to the fell.
Ivy Crag About 1.54 km (~0.96 miles) from
OS Grid NY355043
At Ivy Crag, you have the option of a trip to the summit - worth it for views over Grasmere.
Towards Rydal Water About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
OS Grid NY356055
Beautiful views of Rydal Water as you drop over the northern side of the fell.
Loughrigg Terrace About 0.95 km (~0.59 miles) from
OS Grid NY348059
Follow the path around to Loughrigg Terrace, one of the greatest little stretches of footpath in the Lakes! There are wonderful views across Grasmere.
High Close About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid NY338052
At the end of the terrace, drop into High Close and look for the footpath up to Dow Bank.
Silver How About 1.93 km (~1.2 miles) from
OS Grid NY322064
Over Dow Bank and on to Silver How.
Lang How About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
OS Grid NY316070
Pass two small ponds near the summit and up to the summit of Lang How.
Goody Bridge About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid NY330077
A path leads almost directly from the summit down to Grasmere.
Grasmere About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid NY337074
Finish in Grasmere village for a pint in the pub. Don't pop back to Grasmere; you have had the best views already so enjoy the memory as you sup!

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