Rydal Lodge

It was here that Crabb Robinson stayed when visiting Wordsworth. Dr.Arnold also stayed here during the building of Fox How.

Rydal Lodge is connected to the next door cottage, Bank Foot, which was originally known as The Hare and Hounds and this in turn is connected to Lanty Barn one of the ancient barns in the village.

The Hare and Hounds, tenanted by the Fleming family, was originally one of the seven inns in Rydal and later served as the Tramps Lodging House.

Other inns were David's (now Glen Rothay), Undermount, Cookson's Inn and  Udall's Inn.

This was a packhorse route and at busy times many houses would become temporary 'inns' to accommodate travellers.