Central Lake District

Route: Around Loughrigg Fell

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 13th February 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.6 miles

Ascent: 900 feet

A swollen knee and a negative weather forecast were the deciding factors in the choice of a low level walk today. I’d last climbed Loughrigg Fell 3 months ago and today was a good day to pay another visit to this lovely little fell

It was hailing heavily as I parked the car at Pelter Bridge near Rydal. I followed the course of the River Rothay for a short distance before heading uphill along the flanks of Loughrigg Fell

It wasn’t long before the first ‘wow moment’ – a glorious view of the snow covered Langdale Pikes across Loughrigg Tarn. The second such moment came about half an hour later – the sublime view over Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace. Although the weather was poor for most of the walk, with overcast skies and plenty of hail, I was lucky to enjoy some sunshine at just the right time to enjoy these views

To complete the circuit of the fell, I walked along the shore of Rydal Water back to Pelter Bridge. What a fantastic walk it had been!

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