Our latest Rydal Hiking weekend got off to a great start on Friday evening. Amazingly, we had a double birthday celebration complete with birthday cake after dinner.
We had a full group of 16 for this Rydal Hiking weekend to Nab Cottage. We visit Nab at least twice a year as its such a unique location for exploring this area of the Lakes and has great facilities.
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Saturday started quite dull and grey with some light rain, but it didn’t dampen our spirits as we headed out after breakfast, for our first days hiking.
Our Saturday route took us along the Lakeshore of Grasmere and into the village itself for a brief stop, before we hiked up to the popular spot of Easedale Tarn. The path up to the tarn passes by some great waterfalls on the way.
On our hike back to the cottage after lunch we stopped off at one of our favourite spots at White Moss, which gives a great view of Rydal Water and the perfect spot for a group photo.
When we returned to Nab Cottage at the end of our hike we were greeted with sunshine. Just perfect for tea and scones out in the Garden.
While a few of us braved the cold water in the Lake for a brief swim, followed by a dip in the hot tub.
Sunday was a lovely sunny day and perfect for a day of hiking in the Lake District. Our hike started by heading down a quiet country lane towards Ambleside, before hiking more steeply uphill to Todd Crag. This is one of favourite viewpoint in the Lakes and gives a spectacular view all the way down Lake Windermere.
From here we made our way over Loughrigg Fell for a great lunch stop at Loughrigg Tarn with wonderful views to the Langdale Pikes.
Next stop was another great viewpoint over Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace. The whole of the hillside was covered in Bluebells, which only added to the great view over the water.
We finished our Sunday hike following the shore of Rydal water, from where we could see Nab cottage picked out on the opposite side of the water.
We returned to the cottage for a quick change followed by tea and cake in the garden before departing for home.
A fantastic weekend with a great group, who we really hope to see again very soon. You can see our other upcoming hiking breaks by clicking here.