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15. A Clockwise Walk around Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake

and the Coffin Route from Grasmere to Rydal Mount and Rydal Hall

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Lots of great walking, if not always the best of weather at different times of the year!

The Coffin Walk Route from Grasmere to Rydal Mount

but the coffins went from Rydal to Grasmere!

The church in Grasmere

In days gone by coffins were carried from Rydal to the church in Grasmere. This route incorporates the 'Coffin Route Walk' in reverse. Looking west from near Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Centre across the flat valley in which Grasmere rests. You pick up the path to Rydal Mount near Dove Cottage east of Grasmere village.

 

Heading east from above Grasmere near Dove Cottage.

 

 

We actually started the clockwise walk started from the White Moss Walks car park, below where this picture was taken across Grasmere water (from Coffin Route path). BUT, equally you can start the walk from Grasmere near Dove Cottage, east of Grasmere (see above).

 

First view of Rydal Water - from looking down on Grasmere you now overlook Rydal water as you head for Rydal.

 

 

 

Up on the left is Nab Scar

 

 

A winterish view of distant fells in winter from the Coffin Trail.

 

A friendly robin on the Coffin Trail walk which was amazingly tame and enjoyed being fed, evolution with respect to tourism?

 

The coin tree 'stump', lots of coins hammered into an old dead tree.

 

 

Rydal Water

 

In the depths of winter there is quite an atmosphere on the 'Coffin Walk'!

 

 

The track along Rydal Water

 

 

The similar scene in mid-winter

 

 

A typical larger Lakeland cottage at Rydal.

 

Rydal Mount, the family home of the Wordsworth family in Rydal

 

Rydal Mount was Wordsworth's family home for 37 years from 1813 to his death in 1850. Here the poet composed and revised many poems including 'Daffodils' in 1815. The garden of Rydal Mount was landscaped in the Romantic style by Wordsworth. Rydal Mount is still owned by William Wordsworth's direct descendants and still used as a Wordsworth family home.

 

St Mary's Church, Rydal where the coffin route starts.

The Parish Church of St Mary was built in 1824 by Lady Le Fleming of Rydal Hall.

The poet William Wordsworth worshipped here and was a church warden in 1833.

 

The interior of St Mary's Church, Rydal Mount, Cumbria, Lake District National Park, England

The interior of St Mary's Church, Rydal Mount, Cumbria, Lake District National Park, England

 

The tower of St Mary's Church, Rydal, next to 'Dora's Field', managed by the National Trust

Dora's Field National Trust, Rydal, Cumbria, England

 

The stained glass windows of St Mary's Church

 

A description of Rydal Hall and cafe is on another page, but you can still stop at the cafe!

 

The Rydal Lodge Hotel, down the road from Rydal Mount

 

At this point you can take a track from Rydal Hall to Ambleside and catch the bus back to Grasmere or White Moss Walks car park.


Digression - the track from Rydal to Ambleside

Its a really pleasant short walk along a good track from Rydal to Ambleside

 

Just coming into Grasmere with a bus from Windermere to Ambleside and Keswick


Back to the Grasmere and Rydal Water circular walk

The Glen Rothay Hotel and Badger Bar, at the west end of Rydal Water, and the footbridge below it to continue the walk on the other side of Rydale Water.

 

 

Some winter scenes have been added to the Rydal to Grasmere walk on the southern banks of Rydal Water and Grasmere lake.

 

A winter scene over Grasmere

 

Looking down Rydal Water from Steps End

 

Looking back towards Rydal as the weather worsened!

 

Coming to the end of Rydal Water, looking towards Loughrigg Fell in the distance left ....

 

The north side of Loughrigg Fell in winter, the clear path goes along Loughrigg Terrace.

 

... and looking across to the lake of Grasmere

 

 

Looking across Grasmere to Grasmere !

 

The footbridge to cross over the river linking Grasmere and Rydal Water

 

walk along a lovely path on the west side of the river that connects the two lakes of Rydal Water and Grasmere

From the west end of Rydal Water and the south end of Grasmere you can walk along a lovely path on the west side of the river that connects the two lakes.

 

The weir at the south end of Grasmere

weir at the south end of Grasmere

 

Lake Grasmere

 

 

 

Zoom across to Grasmere village

 

A pair of Mallard ducks on Grasmere, Cumbria, Lake District National Park, England

A pair of Mallard ducks on Grasmere

 

National Trust land of Grasmere Lakeshore, Lake District National Park, England

National Trust land of Grasmere Lakeshore, Lake District National Park, England

 

walking from Rydal Water to Grasmere, Cumbria, Lake District National Park, England

Grasmere, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England

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walking from Rydal Water to Grasmere, Cumbria, Lake District National Park, England

Grasmere, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England

 

A fisherman on the lakeshore of Grasmere.

A fisherman on the lakeshore of Grasmere.

 

 

Deerbolts Wood

 

Looking across Grasmere to Lake Grasmere

 

Grasmere in winter

 

 

 

 

 

First sight of Grasmere Village

 

 

 

Grasmere by Grasmere !

 

Grasmere village in mid-winter

 

 

The view of Grasmere when walking over from Elterwater. The next five images portray the descent down to Grasmere Lake.

See walking around Elterwater

 

Going down through Hammerscar Plantation

 

 

 

 

A 'moody' view of Grasmere lake and village

 

Coming back into Grasmere from the Coffin Trail walk.

 

Passing through Grasmere (see also page 02a and 02b)

The river in Grasmere

 

A quick glimpse of a heron before returning to White Moss Walks car park by Rydal water

 

Rydal Water from the main road A591 between Grasmere and Rydal.

 

Two adjacent species of keen fishermen on Rydal Water!

Great walking around Rydal Water and the 'damp' climate really suits fungi!

 

rowing boat boat on Rydal Water, Cumbria, England A rowing boat on Rydal Water



A Lake District National Park Index

2a. Grasmere to Easedale Tarn Walk

2b. Grasmere Village, St Oswald's Church and Dove Cottage

2c. Circular walk high up on hills above around Easedale Tarn including Helm Crag and Sergeant Man

3. Walking around Kentmere and refreshment in Staveley

4a. Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Troutbeck Circular Walk (Part 1, see below)

4b. Troutbeck Village, Jesus Church, Town End, and walk back to Ambleside (Part 2)

6. Borrowdale - Walla Crag - Derwent Water - Keswick Walk, Lake District

7a. Walking around Buttermere, Lake District * 7b. Autumn Scenes around Buttermere

11. Borrowdale Circular Walk: Seatoller - Rosthwaite - Castle Crag, Lake District

12. A late Autumn walk up Cat Bells, Lake District

14. Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere & Blackwell House, Lake District

15. Walking around Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake and the Coffin Walk, Lake District

16. Walking in Great Langdale Valley and climbing all the Langdale Pikes, Lake District National Park

17. Climbing Coniston Old Man, Lake District

19. A Circular Walk Around Loughrigg Fell, Loughrigg Tarn and Rydal Hall

20. Skelwith Bridge, Colwith and Elterwater Circular Walks, Lake District

21. Views from Orrest Head, Windermere, Lake District and walking to Troutbeck from Windermere

23. Walking by Windermere and a circular walk from Far Sawrey via Moss Eccles Tarn

31. Brathay Church, Holy Trinity Church

32. Walking around Tarn Hows, Lake District

33. Brantwood House, John Ruskin's House, Coniston, Cumbria

34. The Village of Hawkshead, Parish Church, Cumbria

38. Climbing Scafell Pike from Seathwaite in the Lake District

40. Circular walk from Keswick via the Latrigg viewpoint (includes part of Keswick Railway walk)

41. Circular Walking over Loughrigg Fell from Clappergate and Brathay

42. A 'Railway' walk from Keswick to Threlkeld and the Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (got the bus back!)

44. Walking from Genridding, Patterdale and Ullswater

46. A climb up Helvellyn from Thirlmere reservoir

50a Wasdale (a) Views of Wasdale, Cumbria, Wast Water, Wasdale Head and other features

50b. Wasdale (b) A Wasdale walk from Greendale over Seatallan and Buckbarrow

50c. Wasdale (c) The Wasdale Headbangers 50th reunion

50d. Walking in Miterdale and the Bower House Inn, Eskdale

51. St Mary's Church and Gosforth Cross in the Cumbrian Village of Gosforth

53. Climbing Skiddaw from Millbeck, Cumbria


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