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
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
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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