3 - 4 hours
Summary: Beginning near to the hamlet of Rydal – where William Wordsworth spent much of his life – we follow Loughrigg terrace as it gently ascends to reveal the splendour of Rydal water - good for wild swimming should you be so inclined!
Upon arriving in Grasmere village why not take time for tea & cakes in one of the cafes before we take to the trail on our return route to Rydal. This is known as the 'Coffin route' for historical purposes.
Both Dove Cottage & Rydal Mount are passed during this walk, and should you wish, there will be time for visits into either property.
This walk is gentle in nature but still offers splendid views over the fells and in particular over Grasmere and Rydal Water, small but beautiful lakes. Spring and autumn are the best times to enjoy this route.