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.
On Thursday 9 April, hundreds of you bought the mountains into your homes. We teamed up with Olympic athlete, Iwan Thomas and over 50 outdoor brands to set a new record for the most people stepping at once.
Whether you climbed a small hill on a doorstep or hit the summit of Snowdon on your staircase, every step counted. We were astounded by how many of you took part!
Lockdown may have changed the way we spend time outdoors, but this just shows that together we can achieve amazing things from home.
Enter number of steps you have climbed, and we'll tell you what challenges you have achieved!
The Gherkin, London
Canary Warf, London
The Shard, London
Reach the top of the Shard in 1,800 steps, or aim for the ultimate and scale Everest in 52,047 steps!
Make sure you take your time and adjust the challenge to suit your fitness levels and needs. It's not about who can do the most, it's about being safe and having fun whilst doing it.
Day 1 of hiking the Cambrian Way (from home). We left Cardiff Castle first thing and have stepped over 8 mountains today. Going to put my tent up & get dinner on #getoutsideinside #summitsbysteps #roamsweethome #StayInWorkOut @OSleisure @RamblersGB @Sport_England @TheCambrianWay pic.twitter.com/3yE64gu1aM— Lisa, The Beast & Billy (@lisawells00) April 3, 2020
Banner Image: © Rory Southworth
The Gherkin: © Christine Matthews via Geograph
Canary Wharf: © Christine Matthews via Geograph
The Shard: © Oast House Archive via Geograph
Snaefell: © John Radcliffe via Geograph
Snowdon: © Euan Nelson via Geograph
Ben Nevis: © David Crocker via Geograph
Mount Everest: © Sergey Pashko via Wikicommons