Rydal Village Society


The Rydal Village Society was formed in 2005 in response to a request to submit a draft to the Lakes Parish Plan. The Society's purpose is to represent residents of the parish of Rydal and Loughrigg, and to act as an action group for the benefit of the community.

The society is open to residents, and is intentionally informal in its organisation.

Since forming, it has submitted the village response to the Lakes Parish Plan, organised a fundraising coffee morning for Macmillan Nurses, and been involved in a number of local issues including the condition of Dora's Field following the January storms, the repair of a leaking water main on Rydal Hill, provision of grit for the road in winter, parking problems and christmas socials for the village. There is an ongoing campaign to get a speed limit through the village. Two leaflets have been produced by the society for residents and visitors and these can be downloaded here:

Useful Information.pdf

Looking After the Village.pdf

The WI was formed in 1952 and the first meeting  was held at  Rydal Cottage.   More on the WI 

A Coffee Morning for Macmillan Nurses at the Glen Rothay Hotel raised £265.

This guide has been produced for the benefit of residents and visitors, who we hope enjoy their visit.


Rydal Village Society is not responsible for the content of material supplied to it for inclusion in this website.

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