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 Craig Henderson - Passionate explorer, celebrating the outdoors, open canoeist, carrot cake lover, health and well-being, positive, smiler, adaptable, caring,
What drives you to spend time outside?
The physical health benefits of being outside. The fresh air, the feeling you get when the sun shines on your face! Meeting others socially.
Where are your favourite places to go?
I’m most comfortable on the water, my favourite place is Ullswater Lake in The Lake District.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
This is a really difficult question, it’s definitely a tie between open water swimming and wild camping.
Who inspires you and how?
Anyone who is willing to go and explore the outdoors, at present my 5 year old is my inspiration!
What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?
Capture the great outdoors with pictures and hopefully inspire people others. Share more places that are accessible to everyone
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
Working in the outdoors trying to inspire the next generation. Swimming the length of Ullswater lake. Taking my 5 year old up and along striding edge onto the summit of Helvellyn and then down Swirral edge. She was my hero that day!
3 words you live by…
Health, Happiness and Fun
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Carrot cake and a large latte