Loughrigg Fell

Loughrigg Fell

Central Lake District

Route: Loughrigg Fell

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 5th November 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.9 miles

Ascent: 1,400 feet

I parked by St Mary’s Church Rydal and crossed the road, and the River Rothay, to join the path alongside the shore of Rydal Water. At the far end of Rydal Water I joined Loughrigg Terrace, a beautiful path with views over Grasmere

At the end of the terrace I turned uphill to climb to the summit of Loughrigg Fell at a height of 1,101 feet. Despite its small stature, it punches well above its weight, commanding great views in all directions and being set in the middle of a rugged landscape

On the way down the weather cleared for a time, giving some lovely views towards Langdale and also over Windermere and Ambleside

After wandering round Ambleside for a short time, I returned to the start via Rydal Park and Rydal Hall, a great ending to a great walk

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