18th October 2009

A nice walk on a not so nice day - around Loughrigg Fell


Walk Overview
Time 08.45 to 12.30
Duration 3 hr 45 min
Distance 7.1 mile
Ascent 1160 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Rydal - Rydal Water - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Tarn - Lilly Tarn - Ambleside - Rydal Park - Rydal
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking next to Rydal Church

The roadside parking area runs from the church up hill towards Rydal Mount. Even though there is room for quite a few cars, this is a very popular place indeed and you will need to arrive early if you hope to get a space.

Just around the corner you'll find the Badger Bar offering food and drink.

The parking is actually free, but there is an honest box on the fence next to the church for those who are grateful for a days cheap parking.


Route Map

Rydal Water looked lovely this morning, and this was without any sunshine. Had it been as sunny as it was yesterday, this would have been just perfect. Anyone who had been here in those conditions will know what I'm talking about.

Rydal reflections.


Looking across Rydal Water to The Nab and Nab Cottage.

A close up of Nab Cottage.

I suppose I can safely say we're in the middle of autumn.

Grasmere and a slowly lowering cloud base seen from Loughrigg Terrace. Shortly after taking this picture the rain started; much earlier than forecast I should add.

From the end of Loughrigg Terrace we walked to the road near High Close along this lovely section of, , , , lane / track / lonning / path or whatever you like to call it.

Both options lead to the road, but today we followed the higher route.

Oaks; the name of the buildings, not the trees.

Loughrigg Tarn.


Looking back along the path around the southern side of Loughrigg Fell.

Lilly Tarn.

Messing about on the water near Miller Bridge.

Miller Bridge.

In Ambleside now and the rain was getting heavier. Never mind, we'd had a nice walk and we still had time to have a look around the shops, or in my case, time to stand outside the shops.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks