Dave and Simon – Ambleside recce
I recced this walk with Simon today with perfect weather for walking. We’ll call at Truckhaven on the way for refreshments and toilets, since after this toilet stops will be off-piste. At all times on the walk when we reach uphill sections (none are very steep) please take your time and stop if necessary.
Ian will drop us off on Rydal Road at the bus stop outside the park that leads to Rydal Mount. When we reach Rydal Mount we will walk past The Grot (waterfall) and through the gardens to reach the road. Here we will turn right and walk up to reach the path to the Coffin Trail. Part of the way along the trail we turn down a steepish path to reach the main road, and taking care when crossing we reach White Moss car park. From here we walk along the River Rathay until we reach Grasmere (lake), and turning left we walk over the bridge to stop on the shingle shore for lunch. After lunch we walk back on this side of the river towards the car park and turn right to go up towards Loughrigg Terrace, where we turn left to walk along the shore of Rydal Water towards Ambleside. Turning right onto Under Loughrigg Road we walk back past the Stepping Stones before turning left and walking back towards the main car park. From here it’s a short walk into the town centre for refreshments at the White Lion among others. Ian will pick us up outside the Library which isn’t far away.
We hope you enjoy your day – Dave and Carol