White Moss, Rydal & Grasmere

This is a beautiful and easy walk, and it’s suitable for all terrain pushchairs on the northern side of the river. Start at White Moss car park, just off the A591 north-west of Rydal water. Grid reference 351065 on OS map OL7.

There’s an obvious, wide path from the car park. Follow the path all the way to the bridge at the southern end of Grasmere. The path does get a little rocky and bumpy as you enter the woods, so a sturdy all-terrain pushchair is recommended. Or use a carrier if necessary.

There are some lovely places to throw stones and bridges for pooh sticks and fantastic scenery for a picnic looking out over the water at Grasmere and the River Rothay. This area is locally known as Penny Rock Beach. At this time of year (May) the bluebells are also on display in the woods.

If you have a pushchair, turn round and walk back the way you came. For those without wheels, you can cross the bridge and get back to the car park on the other side of the river. Total approx 2km. At peak times you’ll more often than not find an ice cream van in the car park too. Go on, treat yourself!

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