A few kilometres from Ambleside, a walk to the top of Loughrigg Fell overlooking the lakes of the National Park Lake District.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park on the road opposite Rydal Mount chapel (D).
Head west on the road then at the first crossing take the trail to the left. Cross the bridge over Rothay River (1) and continue south. When you get to a large track, take a right. Look over Rydal Water Lake on the forest edge before heading south (2).
Start a pleasant climb uphill then change direction to reach a small lake due west (3) under Ivy Crag.
Continue in the pasture on a well-marked path due north-west along a small lake before climbing to the top of Loughrigg Fell (336 m) (4).
Start a tricky descent to reach a crossroads (5). Take a right on the large trail parallele to Rothay River. Head north-east then (6), head east.
Calmly stroll down the large trail (1) reaching the car park the same way you left.
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.15 - alt. km 0.15 - Bridge over Rothay River
2 : km 1.09 - alt. km 1.09 - Junction at the edge of the forest
3 : km 2.6 - alt. km 2.6 - Small lake under Ivy Crag
4 : km 3.46 - alt. km 3.46 - Loughrigg Fell
5 : km 4.22 - alt. km 4.22 - Crossraods
6 : km 4.87 - alt. km 4.87 - Rothay River trail
D/A : km 6.65 - alt. km 6.65
Hiking gear with the "must bring" windproof jacket because winds blow hard in the region.
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National Park Lake District and its numerous lakes
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 3.00/4
Routemap quality : 3.00/4
Walk interest : 3.00/4
Global average : 3.00/4
Date of walk : 02/04/18
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good
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