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 David Mellor - he's got the outdoors running through his veins.
From a young age he joined his mother’s rambling group and loved Cub and Scout camps. Now he’s passionate about raising an outdoor family.
He can often be seen hiking in the hills and mountains, paddling on lakes, or wild camping with his wife and two toddlers. As a teacher he’s also passionate about extra-curricular outdoor activities, from yearly ski trips and DofE, to leading a group of 32 teenagers on a month long expedition to Tanzania, including climbing Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
David also uses his outdoor time to raise money for charity and will be taking on an ultra-marathon and two long distance hiking trails this year.