Returning to Rydal

14/10/2013 - 17/10/2013
 

Ten Fylde Ramblers enjoyed a three night stay at Rydal Hall, Monday to Thursday, October 14 - 17. 2013.
Organised by June, we had a beautifully peaceful few days of walks, excellent food and good company, with something for everyone and different walks depending on the weather and our own itineraries on the days we arrived and departed. Each day offered flexibility with walks of up to ten miles and the temptation of local museums and places of interest - never lacking in this part of the Lake District.

On Tuesday, Dorothy led a walk from Thirlspot to Grasmere and then on to Rydal via the coffin route.
Sheila's walk on Thursday was from Rydal Hall over Loughrigg Fell, concluding with the waterfall walk within Rydal Hall grounds; both of these in beautiful weather and with excellent views. Wednesday was "reassuringly Lakeland" weather with rain forecast in the afternoon. Some of the group took advantage of a Ranger-led walk from Hawkshead into the Grizedale Forest, around Esthwaite Water and back to Hawkshead in pouring rain via Wise Een Tarn - very wet but a beautiful and interesting walk.

The grounds of Rydal Hall are a walk in themselves, extensive and wild with impressive waterfalls and remnants of earlier glories. Another excellent short break. Many thanks, June!

 

Sunshine & showers herald the week ahead

 

Grizedale Forest Fox

 

Local walk from Rydal Hall

 

Rosemary, Keith and June agree that the climb was worth the effort

 

Autumn tints, Winter berries

 

Grounds of Rydal Hall

 

Summer trees become Autumn leaf fall

 

Rydal Hall waterfall walk

 

"Let's agree, it's been a lovely few days . . .

 

especially with a coffee shop waiting a few paces away!"

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