Rydal is a small hamlet in the heart of the Lake District. It is close to a small lake of the same name; Rydal Water. The poet William Wordsworth lived at the house called Rydal Mount from 1814 until his death in 1850.
Both walks start and finish at Rydal Water car park and follow the same directions until you reach Rydal Caves.
Little ones can complete the shorter green walk and older ones can carry on up the longer Blue Route before meeting back at the car park.
Before setting off on any of these walks please plot the route on an appropriate map: OS Explorer OL 7,
Sprayway Family Walks – A series of golakes walking routes perfect for families is sponsored by Sprayway.
Starting from classic destinations throughout the county there is a shorter route for little ones and a longer one for the more adventurous, so the whole family can get out and enjoy the best of the Adventure Capital.
Coniston, Buttermere, Patterdale, Borrowdale and Rydal areas are fetaured in this set.