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Rydal Ale Trail


47 km / 29 miles
This is one of a series of six 'Ale Trails' from the Jennings Brewery. The route of 29 miles starts and finishes at the Queen’s Hotel in Ambleside. The route initially traverses Loughrigg Fell, going on to explore the valleys of Little Langdale and Great Langdale. It then climbs to take in two of the Langdale Pikes, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark, before descending to Grasmere via Easedale. From there the route visits the shore of Rydal Water and Rydal Park on its way back to Ambleside.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
National Park
Start and Finish: NY375044 - Queen's Hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Rydal Ale Trail  (LDWA  - 2010 ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Route Profile:

46.8 km (29.1 miles)
1,811 m (5,942 ft) ascent
718 m (2,356 ft)  maximum height

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