Rydal Water



White Moss House, at the north end of the lake is believed to be the only house that Wordsworth ever purchased. For his son Willie and the family lived there until the 1930’s.

The lake is both drained and replenished by the river Brathay flowing out of Grasmere and into Windermere.

Recommended Trails

Grasmere & Rydal circular route taking in Loughrigg Cave & Terrace, Grasmere Shore, Grasmere, Dove Cottage, White Moss Tarn and Rydal Hall.




Coordinates      54°26′49″N 2°59′47″W

White Moss House