Rydal and Grasmere is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Glasmere, Cumbria, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

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This circular walk around Grasmere and Rydal Water is a perfect autumnal walk, a great place to see the seasonal colors and the autumnal landscape. The route starts and finishes at Rydal, home to the Badge Bar – the perfect reward after a day on the trail. To complete the circuit, cross the River Rothay near St Mary’s Church, built in 1824 on a spot selected by William Wordsworth. Don’t miss Rydal Hall’s gardens, nor its excellent Old School Room tea shop, the perfect conclusion to this autumnal amble.

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Mike Hollister
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Did this the opposite way than suggested. Its a lovely easy loop but alot more road than anticipated. Probably a 1/3 road. Country roads, but that isnt everyone’s thing (the map does show that but i didnt give it the attention i shouldve). It does also go right through grasmere if you want to stop for a coffee/beer. You can avoid about 3/4mile of road and walk along the shoreline if you stay low and do a slightly different route than suggested. Couple of steep hills. Still, a great, easy hike around the lakes

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Steven Alan Trickett
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Katie B
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Nice walk. Not too difficult and we did it in 2.5 hours with lots of photos. We started and finished in Grasmere and had a lovely pub lunch after in the Travellers Rest.

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Radu Floroiu
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samuel beach
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Paula Trueman
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Lovely walk, lots to see

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Nicholas Morrell
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Fantastic couple of hours running/exploring this route and various other paths. Beautiful weather.

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Anne Duncan
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Beautiful walk around the lake and within the forest. Amazing views of Rydal and Grasmere lakes with many people swimming and paddle boarding. Great pub stop at the end at the Badger Inn.

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Kirsty Hadfield
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Andy Hayto
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Lovely walk. Fantastic views and not too crowded. Loved it!

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Maria Fox
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Beautiful easy trail around the lake, completed in half the time.

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Katharine Moore
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Great walk. Took a couple of detours to make it a bit longer but a lovely varied walk. Walked with 2 children ages 8 & 12 - they coped fine with the distance. Lovely varied walk, along rivers, along lakeshore & a bit higher up along the coffin route for some nice views of both lakes.

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Paul Margetts
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Recommended for those looking for a popular dog friendly trail around two picturesque lakes; caution needed on the last section as it’s on narrow public roads.

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Georgina Sedgwick
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Cally wood
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Aimee Abreu
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Bart Kalanski
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Beth Newlyn
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Ton Ovington
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Laura Brown
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Ashik Gurung
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Andrea Tranter
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Ian Johnson
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Katie Vassar
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Katie Walker
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Emma White
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Craig Ballard
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Evie Henbest
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Jessica Duckworth
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darren Thomas
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