Walk : Loughrigg Fell (1,101ft) from White Moss Car park

Date : 10th March 2014

Weather : Fine and sunny around 11C

 

Distance : 3 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1 hour to summit

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

 

Overview

 

A walk to demonstrate to somebody who has never fell walked why fell walking in the Lakes is so good

 

 

The walk starts at White Moss Walks car park just off the A591 heading out of Ambleside. We set off through the wooded area

 

 

The River Rothay with Loughrigg Fell in the background

 

 

Crossing the Rothay via the footbridge

 

 

The path continues through the gladed area towards a handgate

 

 

Through the hand gate and turn right to get on the start of Loughrigg Terrace

 

 

Within minutes the views open up here looking towards Helm Crag

 

 

A close up of Helm Crag The Lion and the Lamb

 

 

Silver How from the Terrace

 

 

Walking along the Terrace is an absolute joy on a day like this

 

 

Nab Scar on the other side of the A591

 

 

Continue to the very end of the Terrace to pick up the start of the main path to the summit

 

 

The path whilst steep in parts is very easy to follow

 

 

The gradient eases as you approach the shoulder of the Grasmere cairn

 

 

On the upper reaches there is a bit of mild scrambling

 

 

Approaching the summit

 

 

Looking back to Grasmere

 

 

The summit trig point on Loughrigg Fell

 

 

A popular choice today

 

 

The Coniston Fells

 

 

Looking round to the Langdale Pikes

 

 

The summit from Ivy Crag

 

 

Windermere from Ivy Crag

 

 

Team shot on the summit we must have spent the best part of an hour on the summit it was so beautiful

 

 

Grasmere from the way back down to White Moss

 

 

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