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.
Meet Belinda Kirk - a leading voice promoting the benefits of adventure on wellbeing.
What drives you to spend time outside?
I believe adventure is a necessity of the human spirit. The modern world has become too easy, too averse to challenge. This is having a negative effect on our physical and mental health. We need a revolution, to learn how to live adventurously. In particular I love helping others live more adventurously.
Where are your favourite places to go?
Anywhere new, even if its close to home, there's so much to explore. Anywhere with my son, even if I've been there a thousand times, he sees it with fresh eyes and shows me things I'd never noticed.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
Have an adventure. I particularly love journeys on foot or by kayak.
Who inspires you and how?
Making a difference. If you can inspire someone else to try something they think is beyond them, help them be the best they can be, that is so exciting. Its why I do what I do.
What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?
My book Adventure Revolution is being published. I run not-for-profit Explorers Connect that helps thousands try new adventures.
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
My son. Making a difference to others through adventure. Simply finishing a book, even if just my friends read it.
3 words you live by…
Challenge, fun, responsibility.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Anything with sugar.