Sat between Ambleside and Grasmere, Rydal is home to the extensively photographed Rydal Cave, a manmade former quarry. #GetOutside Champion Rory Southworth takes us on a leisurely 6.2km route.
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The best UK locations for Christmas Walks
Christmas offers so many reasons to put on your walking boots and head out into the great outdoors. Whether it’s to breathe in the refreshing winter air, de-stress from busy shopping centres, or to walk off your Christmas dinner, there’s no denying that nothing will make you feel quite as festive as a walk over the Christmas period- and if it’s accompanied by a blanket of glistening frost- then even better! Here are a few of our favourite Christmas walking locations:
The Howgill Fells
Not far from the Lake District and visible from the same stretch of Motorway lies a small mound of hills. Names such as Winder, Brant Fell and The Calf do not capture the imagination like their loftier neighbours. Having said that, The Howgill Fells are beautiful in their own right and well worth a visit.
Old Man of Coniston and Levers Water Circular
The Old Man of Coniston is part of the Furness Fells in the Lake District, standing 803m high, and lies to the west of the village of Coniston, and Coniston Water. OS GetOutside Champion duo, TwoTravlrs, take us across this underrated beauty of the Lakes.