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Rydal Water

Discover Rydal’s many beauty spots. Rydal Water, a serene glacial lake moments away from Rydal Lodge, offers a peaceful escape. Its tranquil shores invite leisurely walks, providing stunning reflections of the encircling fells—a perfect spot to lose yourself in nature.

Stroll through Rydal Hall’s beautiful gardens with various plant collections, sculptures and the Grot.  The Grot was built in 1668 by Sir Daniel Fleming and was designed as a place to enjoy the spectacular Rydal Falls. It is one of Britain’s earliest examples of a viewing station.

Visit Rydal Mount, the historic home of poet William Wordsworth, with its beautiful gardens and stunning views. The house, adorned with period furnishings and personal artifacts, offers a glimpse into the poet’s life.

A picturesque walk for photographers and walkers alike starts at Pelter Bridge and leads to Loughrigg Fell.  Hidden beneath Loughrigg Fell is Rydal Cave.  This man-made cave awaits you as a relic from ancient slate mining.

If you are feeling more adventurous, you could walk the Fairfield Horseshoe and Rydal Beck, a babbling stream that flows briskly, carving its way through lush terrain.

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