This is an easy walk to navigate. From Rydal to Grasmere the
path follows the well trodden bridle path. At the junction shortly
before Grasmere the walk may be shortened by a descent into Grasmere
otherwise a fairly steep and rocky climb to Alcock Tarn is taken.
The return leg from Grasmere to Rydal follows Loughrigg Terrace via
Rydal Cave. Unfortunately there are no traditional pubs in Grasmere, just smart hotels with prices to match.
The walk was undertaken
in March and May;
photo albums are shown for both walks.
circular walk from Rydal to Grasmere
via Alcock Tarn
Distance 7.66 miles; time about 4 hr 30 min