White Moss, Rydal Water & Caves to Grasmere

Welcome to White Moss, Rydal Water & Caves to Grasmere!

The White Moss, Rydal Water & Caves to Grasmere hike in the Lake District is a beautiful and picturesque walk that takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in the area.

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Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make the most of your journey:

  1. Time: Approximately 2 hours
  2. Distance: 4 miles (6.4 km)
  3. Terrain: Easy, mainly flat with some slight inclines
  4. Suitable For: Families with children and dogs on a lead


Parking: There is a National Trust car park at White Moss, Rydal Water (LA22 9LX), with space for approximately 40 cars. The car park operates on a pay and display system and is open all year round.

Public toilets are available at the National Trust car park at White Moss, Rydal Water.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Start your walk at the White Moss, Rydal Water car park.

  2. Follow the well-marked path along the western shore of Rydal Water, passing by White Moss and through the enchanting Rydal Woods.

  3. Admire the beauty of Rydal Water and its surrounding scenery, and keep an eye out for the famous Poet’s Walk, a popular spot for poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge.

  4. Explore the famous Rydal Caves, where you can learn about the history of these ancient formations.

  5. Continue on the path, which will take you through the picturesque villages of Rydal and Grasmere, passing by the famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and St Oswald’s Church.

  6. Enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding peaks, including Helvellyn, as you make your way to Grasmere village.

  7. End your walk in the quaint village of Grasmere, where you can relax and enjoy a well-deserved refreshment at one of the local cafés or pubs.

Please remember to take care when walking near the water’s edge and to supervise children at all times. Enjoy your adventure!

Disclaimer: Please note that every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided at the time of writing.However, it is essential to verify the information carefully before making any decisions based on the contents of this article.