Sunday, 1st September 2013
Into the Lake District once again for a visit to Rydal Hall which sits on the hillside above Rydal Water between Ambleside and Grasmere.
Rydal Hall is owned by the Diocese of Carlisle and the National Trust, it is a camping site and local art retreat. The Hall opens its gardens for people to walk around freely, though there is a voluntary charge of £3 towards their upkeep.
One of the other highlights is the waterfall, Force, that sits on the side of the hall and to which there is a viewing building in the gardens (the oldest building of its type left in the UK apparently). This building has been refurbished and you can now go in it to view the Hall.
After a light lunch at the excellent tea rooms on site we got back into the car and drove to Morecambe where the kids got to play in the park.