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“white moss” (29 reviews)
“stepping stones” (17 reviews)
“coffin route” (15 reviews)
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Windermere, England
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"white moss"
in 29 reviews
"stepping stones"
in 17 reviews
"coffin route"
in 15 reviews
"car park"
in 43 reviews
"loughrigg terrace"
in 14 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 27 reviews
"low level walk"
in 7 reviews
"wordsworth's house"
in 5 reviews
"grasmere lake"
in 7 reviews
"circular walk"
in 12 reviews
"easy route"
in 4 reviews
"dove cottage"
in 10 reviews
"enjoyable walk"
in 4 reviews
"stunning views"
in 17 reviews
"waters edge"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"lovely place"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely accessible path from rydal water to condition but need to get there early at peak holidays for a space. Parking prices a little confusing charging per 20 mins after first hour. This is only downside

Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful, peaceful spot for walking the loop of Grasemere- Rydal or just picnic next to the lake and admire the beauty of nature. Parking is easy and usually you can fond a spot to car ypur park. Our dogs enjoyed the walks...More

Thank Zara I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We used White Moss Car Park Rydal, ONLY to turn around in and ended up with 110GBP fine. We were in the car park for less than 2 mins. Your number plate is scanned apparently on entry. The reviews below go into greater detail. As...More

Thank MadMonk2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Rydal parking at Pedler Bridge- make sure you have change £2.50 for 2 hours. Really convenient for the walk to the caves with children, fabulous views over the water and pleasant walk back via the shoreline woodland path. Several people picnicking -...More

1  Thank Tinkandbell
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 mile loop from the centre of Ambleside to Grasmere via the coffin route. Fantastic views throughout the walk, take in the sights of Dove Cottage and treat yourself to some gingerbread in Grasmere as a reward for the effort. Return to Ambleside via the...More

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have smallish children then a walk around Rydal is a must. Just under 3 miles, park at the pay and display in the A591 at the western end of the water (public toilets there too as well as some nice picnic spots). Stunning...More

1  Thank Euan S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk, lovely cave, walked up with some cows some of the way which was amazing cause you could walk up close with them and they didn’t fuss even though they had calfs and are usually more protective of them

Thank bethany2107
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the cave is a very nice activity specially enjoying the walking to the cave. Its shorter to approach the cave from "peter bridge parking" rather than approach it from the other car parking but the "peter parking" can it accommodate coaches.it toke from us...More

Thank ALHARETHPETE
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with The Coffin Trail from Grasmere then walked along to the path and bridge leading around Rydal Water, such a lovely walk, the lake and scenery is beautiful, we went back and walked around it a couple of days later and loved it...More

Thank GrizwaldsRamsey
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Came with family it is a great walk to the lake then spend your day relaxing watching the ducks in the lake and hearing the wild life around. We walked up the hill parts to find a cave kids loved it.

Thank parrycb
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aphbrick
25 June 2018|
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Response from ejcunninghame | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are stepping stones into the biggest cave. The other one requires climbing with a rope.
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Bibsy123
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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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
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zaraalitahir
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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.
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