Like all true Beatles fans, we just had to visit Penny Lane when we were in Liverpool recently.
For a great day out from Ambelside head towards the village Grasmere via Rydal water.
Gentle circular walk from Ambleside to a picturesque eighteen century packhorse bridge
Buckstones Jump is a truly remarkable natural pool that, in the summer months, at least, offers visitors the chance to jump in and cool down
If you want to climb Wansfell from Ambleside you have a choice: do you take on the short, direct route up Wansfell and then descend more slowly, or do you prefer and longer slower climb and then steep descent? We went for the latter, doing this magnificent circular walk clockwise. The first section is testing, but, on a clear day, you follow the sun with warming rays on your face all day.
The Conishead Priory has an interesting history. It was founded in 1160 as a hospital for the poor, and has also been a hotel, a private home, a military hospital aswell as a convalescent home and spa for miners. Since
Rydal Hall cafe is a short stroll from Ambelside. If you are on foot , walk along the road towards Grasmere and take the gate on the right just outside Ambelside. This footpath takes you through the campsite and directly into Rydal Hall. The cafe is situated along the waterfall.
The view of Rydal Waterfall from the window was described as ‘picturesque’ inspiring many poets and painters such as Turner, Constable, Wordsworth and Coleridge.
A circular walk up and around the Pike of Blisco from Great Langale
“Let me take you down, ’cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields…”