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Rydal Water, Windermere

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4.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Rydal Water is a small body of water in the central part of the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria. It is located near the hamlet of Rydal, between Grasmere and Ambleside in the Rothay Valley.The lake is 1290yd (1.18 km) long and varies in width up to a maximum of 380yd (350m), covering an area of 0.12 mi² (0.31 km²). It has a maximum depth of 65 ft (17m) and an elevation above sea level of 177 ft (54m). The lake is both supplied and drained by the river Rothay, which flows from Grasmere upstream and towards Windermere downstream.The waters of the southern half of the lake are leased by the Lowther Estate to the National Trust, whilst those of the northern half belong to the estate of Rydal Hall. Navigation is prohibited, except for residents of Rydal Hall.Numerous walks are possible in the surrounding hills, as well as a walk around the lake itself, which takes in Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both homes to William Wordsworth, and Rydal Cave, a former quarry working. At the western end of the lake, steps lead to Wordsworth's Seat, which is considered to have been Wordsworth's favourite viewpoint in the Lake District.
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  • This is a great little lake just outside Ambleside that you can easily walk around with the family and those using a wheelchair. 
  • Stunning lots of hidden gems. Watersports, walking, climbing. Check out rydal cave and catherdal cave near by. 
  • A small but lovely Lake in the Lake District hills. Nature in the National Park is very beautiful! Many hiking routes for all tastes. Definitely worth a visit here for nature lovers! Around the Lake, many sheep, and in may another and charming lambs:) Deer and squirrels.
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