Rydal, Cumbria


 

Rydal is a village in Cumbria, England. It is a small cluster of houses, church and hotel on the A591 road midway between Ambleside and Grasmere.

Historically part of Westmorland, Rydal is significant in the history of English Romantic literature. William Wordsworth lived at Rydal Mount from 1813 to 1850. Dr Thomas Arnold, notable headmaster of Rugby School, had a summer home at Fox How in nearby Under Loughrigg. Arnold's son, the poet Matthew Arnold, was a frequent visitor and a close friend of Wordsworth. At the northern end of Rydal Water is White Moss House, believed to be the only house owned by Wordsworth, which he bought for his son, Willie and which remained in the Wordsworth family until the 1930s.

Rydal is often a starting point for the Fairfield horseshoe, a hillwaking ridge hike.

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Rydal Mount

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Above Rydal

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St. Mary's Church in Rydal

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Rydal Hall

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River Rothay, Rydal

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Rydal to Grasmere and back to Ambleside 60

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Bridge over Rydal Beck

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Rydal Mount

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Rydal Guide (Rydal Village Society)
- "...THE hamlet of Rydal is a mixed community covering a wide spectrum of age groups and backgrounds, including employed, self employed and retired people. There are no shops in the ...

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