Rydal Water

(See also Rydall , Rydall Hall , Rydal Mount , St Mary's Church)

Rydal Water in July by Tony RichardsRydal Water 0.75 mile in length 0.25 mile in width and 55ft in depth, lies in the vale of the Rothay with the Rothay river connecting it to Grasmere Lake. Bracken-covered fells rise up from the lake shores. Doreen Wallace in discussing the size of Rydal Water in English Lakeland described it as a “mere raindrop of a lake”, and it is tiny.

Rydal Water by Tony RichardsWordsworth's home at Rydal Mount provides a splendid view of Rydal Water and beyond to Silver How. He liked to walk around both of the lakes by way of Loughrigg Terrace and Red Bank. It is one of several walks around the lake.

Rydal Water is located on the A591 by the town of Rydal.Rydal Water by Graeme Dougal

Photos courtesy of Tony Richards and Graeme Dougal

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