|Name of walk||Rydal Water|
|Date of walk||2023-01-26|
On Thursday Brendan and I drove to Miller Bridge car park in Ambleside to walk to Rydal Cave, Rydal Water and Grasmere. A walk of eight miles.
From the car park we walk through the churchyard then through Rothay Park, we cross the bridge to the Under Loughrigg Road that leads towards Pelter Bridge and Rydal Water.
View towards Fairfield.
Some great views from the houses along this little used road.
The Under Loughrigg Road which follows the course of the River Rothay.
Stepping stones across the river.
Once we reach Rydal Water we head up towards Rydal Cave. Our path we would take back is below.
Rydal Cave entrance.
Reflections in the water.
We keep to the upper terrace. Nab Scar opposite.
View south along Rydal Water.
We keep to the top terrace until Grasmere is in view. We then take the small track down that leads us towards the weir.
View down Grasmere towards Steel Fell.
We now take the riverside path.
We go through the wood.
It rises above the river.
When we reach the bridge we take the inland path for Rydal Water.
We join the main path at this junction.
Nab Scar reflection.
The south end of Rydal Water.
We cross the bridge to The Badger Bar.
Aww! Cats love an open fire.
The Badger Bar is built into the rock face. Through the pub window Action Men are engaged in rock climbing.
The ladies and gents are built into the rockface.
We head to cross Pelter Bridge and the walk back to Ambleside by the Under Loughrigg Road.
A heron the other side of the river.
Any idea what this is? It had a hole at both ends, about four feet up on the river bank.
The 8 mile walk took us three and a half hours, but that included the stop in the pub. We had a walk around Ambleside afterwards then a stop at Hayes Garden Centre. All in all a good day!