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Rydal & Grasmere

From Elder Grove Rydal is approx 2 miles to the north, this small hamlet is easy to walk to and offers an interesting day for the walker you can take the lane ‘under Loughrigg’ to Pelta bridge, and onto Rydal water and Rydal caves the footpath continues along the lake shore or the fell side and takes you on into ... Read More »


Coniston – The Village, Town and Mountain This Small Lakeland Village sits at the foot of The Old Man of Coniston and on the shores of Coniston Water. The Old Man of Coniston is part of the Furness Fell range and rises to an impressive 2,634 ft it is also known as Coniston Old Man  or the Old Man, the fell ... Read More »


Windermere is the largest natural lake in England at 10.5 miles long it was formed in a glacial trough, and at its deepest point measures 219ft deep.  The lake is fed by the rivers Rothay, Brathy, Trout Beck and Cunsey and at Newby bridge the river flows into the Leven which takes a short journey to the estuary.  As the ... Read More »


Ambleside – Our home town – extracts from our visitor information book   A great place to stay in the heart of the English lake district, Walking from Elder Grove and turning left from the front door you are a quick walk to the first of the shops and restaurants and about 15 minutes walk to the far side of ... Read More »

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