One of the best views of Rydal Water is from the fourth cairn, climbing up Loughrigg directly from Grasmere. Loughrigg is a high elevation stretching between Grasmere and Windermere. It has several peaks below the summit, each marked by cairns.
Rydal Water is a pretty little lake, best seen when the daffodils are in flower. These small wild daffodils are the ones immortalised by Wordsworth “beside the lake, beneath the trees”… This is that lake and these are the same trees. Wordsworth himself lived at Rydal Mount, across the road from the lake. Or is it? Some say the poem was written by Ullswater.
Rydal Water is the smallest of the lakes and has a multitude of rushes around its banks.