We have teamed up with Blackdog Outdoors to provide a series of walking events in June as part of our “The Pull of the Fells” exhibition, which looks at the history of fell walking, rock climbing, and mountaineering in the Lakes, as well as the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of these activities.
Starting from Ambleside this route crosses the River Rothay and follows the base of Loughrigg to Rydal Water. From here the route ascends to visit Rydal Caves then continues along Loughrigg Terrace with fabulous views of Rydal Water and Grasmere. After a short section of road we arrive in Grasmere, passing the Gingerbread shop before ascending past Dove Cottage to a secluded lookout point on White Moss Common, again with fantastic views of Rydal water with Loughrigg rising behind. Returning to the ‘coffin route’ we follow this to Rydal Mount with its pretty waterfall then follow a track through the grounds of Rydal Mount back to Ambleside.
There will be a 20% discount to the museum entry fees if you present the eventbrite eticket
18 June 8:30am-2pm
Tickets = Free
Approx Activity Duration – 6 hours approx
Event Distance – 9 miles and 1100ft of ascent