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Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
Introduction to Walk 1682

Photo from the walk - Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Starting from Grasmere this Lake District walk includes a circuit of Rydal water and Grasmere. The route includes some wonderful views especially from Loughrigg Terrace.  A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1472
Alcock Tarn, Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1565
Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere village
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

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0.3 miles / 0.5 km away
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Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1111
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Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1823
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Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 2254
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Grisedale Tarn from Mill Bridge, Grasmere
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2841
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Grisedale Tarn & Seat Sandal from Mill Bridge, Grasmere
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 2932
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A Green Burn horseshoe from Mill Bridge, Grasmere
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2715
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Skelwith Bridge & Loughrigg from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
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Lingmoor Fell & Langdale from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1141
1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
An Elterwater circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1059
1.7 miles / 2.8 km away
Colwith Force and Skelwith Force from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.8 miles / 7.8 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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