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Reviewed today via mobile

You can park at white moss car park to access the walks. The carpark machine is dodgy but works eventually. The toilets at the carpark are a disgrace only use if you are desperate. There are a number of walks one to Rydal Caves another...More

Thank fairynuff4313
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk around the lake which is not too taxing, or you can climb up to the nearby peak with brilliant views. There is a cave which is a fantastic dind, too

Thank smaxytax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice walk around the lake at the weekend and climbed the small hill to see the caves. Its a nice quiet and photogenic place. Worth a visit if the weather is too bad to get out in the fells or if you want...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is nothing more disheartening after having a brilliant overseas holiday, to receive a parking fine and an offer from the Car Hire firm an" administration fee" to deal with that. We paid the amount specified, in coins unfortunately as there is no record for...More

2  Thank MaryGClarke
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful caves that are accessible via a path that's not too challenging. Can get into the cave on the stepping stones. The view looking out with the view framed by the outside edge of the cave is extraordinary. We walked on over to Loughrigg Fell....More

1  Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We walked around Rydal water many times over the years. It’s a easy pleasant walk even for small children. Try to visit the caves if you have a he time and make sure to take the circular walk to take in the whole lake. Parking...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Was recommended to visit Rydal Water and visit the Caves. After seeing reviews regarding the car park we were able to park at Pelter Bridge car park which you pay once arrived. Followed the sign posts to the caves which was easy to find and...More

2  Thank janemar975
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Quite hard to find as not well signposted, but worth it when you get there. My sons favourite part of the holiday

Thank joandkids2018
Reviewed 1 September 2018

If you take a walk around Grasmere and/or Rydal lakes it is definitely worth to take this short ascent to the Rydal Cave that in addition to this quite unusual cave full of water offers also nice view to the Rydal water lake.

Thank viaUAA
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I visited 14th July and paid for parking on exit. Today I have received a parking charge for Non-Payment, which was paid by debit card and taken from my Bank Account. I am going through appeal at the moment, showing the transaction via my Bank...More

1  Thank WilkoMiggings
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25 June 2018|
Response from ejcunninghame | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are stepping stones into the biggest cave. The other one requires climbing with a rope.
Hi, I am currently being chased by Park with Ease for a £50 parking fine. They claim I did not pay for parking, however I deposited my cash into the machine TWICE and on both occasions the machine took my payment and would not allow me to proceed to the stage where I could enter my registration. I spent about 20 minutes at the machine wth my family, attempting to contact / find a contact from the signage and repay (although I refused to deposit any more cash). I was so exasperated that I even filmed myself trying to make the payment and the machine not allowing me enter my Car registration. However, after not hearing anything for over 6 months I regretably deleted the video- only to receive a parking fine a couple of weeks later. I can not retrieve the video from my phone and am very angry about being pursued for 'lack of payment' when I actually paid twice. I am currently appealing the case with the IPC but am not hopeful. Does anybody have any up to date photographs of the actual car park signage on White Moss car park on Rydal Water? This incident has certainly put me off ever parking on this car park again and given the amount of complaints about Park with Ease (Administrators of the car park) that I have seen on the internet I think the appropriate council for the area containing Rydal Water, should investigate the poor running of the car park, to protect the visitors from scammers!
22 May 2018|
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Response from Trip756559 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I’m really sorry I don’t have one ! If I’m up there next week I can take one for you but can’t guarantee sorry ! Also forgot to reinstall my app so only just seen this hope you got sorted. Surely they can’t do that that... More
14 May 2018|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was thinking of Derwent Water.. Rydal yes very doable with a sling, Can get the pram a good distance but higher up you go the steeper and there is also pebble and loose bricks path towards the caves.