12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Rydal

Rydal Water Boathouse by Matthew Aspden

Rydal Water Boathouse by Matthew Aspden - Credit: Archant

Rydal was a source of inspiration for William Wordsworth and to our growing number of photographers over the years.

Rydal Mount was the home of the poet William Wordsworth from from 1813 to his death in 1850. The property is open to the public as a museum and the pretty garden, designed by Wordworth himself is worth a visit. Dora’s Field at Rydal Mount is home to the daffodils planted by Wordsworth in memory of his daughter who died in 1847.

At nearby Rydal Hall the formal garden, designed by Thomas Mawson, has been restored and from here the sound of rushing water from a series of waterfalls tumbling down the rocky ravine adds a dramatic touch.

The actual hamlet of Rydal is very small, but the views and walks available around Rydal Water makes this a popular destination for those visiting the Ambleside area.

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