Rydal Caves


1.6 mile out and back route, not pram accessible to the caves.

You would be able to take a pram from the car park down to Rydal Water.


Pay as you go parking at Rydal Pelter Bridge Car Park, postcode LA22 9LR.

Why we love this walk?

Rydal Caves is such a lovely, easy walk with kids. With less than a mile to walk before you reach the caves this walk is always a huge success with my children. Each time we visit the children are always amazed and have a wonderful time exploring.

For more details please head to the bottom of this page and view our Strava map.

I cannot wait for when they are older and we can venture here in the dark.

We strongly recommend this walk for those with all different age groups, the walk isn’t too far for the little legs but the caves themselves offer a great place to explore for all ages.

There are many wonderful walks to be found in this area, for more information see below:

For our Rydal Water walk please click here.

For our Penny Rock Wood walk please click here.

For Buckstones Jump please click here.

For Loughrigg Fell walk please click here.

hiking household