GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rydal Cave walk from Ambleside

4 miles (6.5 km)

This walk climbs to the former quarry at Rydal Cave from Ambleside. It's a short, fairly easy walk from the town following a country lane along the River Rothay to Rydal Water. You then climb through woodland towards the caves which are a popular spot with walkers. You can enter the caves on a series of stepping stones to have a look around inside.
There's nice views down to the lake and the option of extending your walking by continuing along our Rydal Water Walk or climbing to the nearby Loughrigg Fell.

Rydal Cave walk from Ambleside OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rydal Cave walk from Ambleside Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Rydal Caves - - 111120

Rydal Cave 1

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Rydal Cave 2

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Rydal Cave 3

Inside the cave - panoramio (3)

Inside the cave

One of the little waterfalls - panoramio

One of the little waterfalls on the way up to the cave

Panorama of Rydal Water - panoramio

Panorama of Rydal Water

GPS Files

GPX File

Rydal Cave walk from Ambleside.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Rydal Cave walk from Ambleside.mmo (right click - 'Save As')