Lake District weekend away at Rydal hall

24th January 2010

Sunday's shorter walk around Rydal Water and Grasmere

We set off from the Bunkhouse to Rydal Water, crossing the footbridge opposite The Badger. After a short detour to the caves, (thanks for the tip, Jules!) where someone went for a quick dip, we headed back to the Lake through the woods. After following the edge of Lake Grasmere - where there were some photo opportunities, and a very placid duck - we stopped at the Garden Centre Tea Rooms to refuel. Then off to the graveyard, where we loitered around Wordsworth family graves whilst waiting for the Gingerbread shop to open!

Dove Cottage (Wordsworth's home) was the next stop, although we just had a quick look at the outside before heading off up and along the "Coffin Run" - the return route to Rydal Hall.

Rydal Water
Rydal Water
Rydal Water
Rydal Water
Rydal Water
Rydal Water
Rydal Water
Rydal Water

Duck on Grasmere
Duck on Grasmere
Grasmere
Grasmere
Wordsworth's end of town
Wordsworth's end of town

Heron near White Moss Common
Heron near White Moss Common
Heron takes flight
Heron takes flight
No, there are never accidents on SWG walks!
No, there are never accidents on SWG walks!

Walk led by Victoria W; photos by Gary D and Andy L
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