5th February 2006

Low cloud on Loughrigg Fell.


Walk Overview
Time 10.30 to 14.00
Duration 3 hr 30 min
Distance 7.5 mile
Ascent 1706 ft
Walking with On my own
White Moss Common - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Tarn - Loughrigg Fell - Brow Head Farm - Pelter Bridge - Rydal Water - White Moss Common
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Whitemoss Common, between Grasmere and Rydal

Seemingly split in two by the busy A591, this (or should that be these) car parks are right in the thick of it, so to speak. Found between the popular towns of Grasmere and Ambleside this is a very popular spot for visitors to the Lakes.

The car park is quite large and always appears to be on the verge of spilling out onto the road, yet whenever I've walk past or through it there never seems to be an appropriately matched number of people in the immediate area. I'm not sure where they all go, but there it is.


Route Map

Woodland near White Moss Common.

Looking back down to the end of Grasmere, from the shortcut up to Loughrigg Terrace.

This interesting track is the route I followed from Loughrigg Terrace through Deer Bolts Wood.
Notice the wooden posts which have been jammed into holes that have been made in the "through stones" of the dry stone wall.

Looking ahead to Loughrigg Tarn and The How.

Loughrigg Tarn.

The start of my route up Loughrigg Fell.
The path I followed from Loughrigg Tarn is the one running into the picture from the left.

Loughrigg Fell summit.

One of the many pools / tarns found on Loughrigg Fell.

Stepping stones over the River Rothay.

Pelter Bridge next to the main A591.

Nab Cottage and Heron Island (Rydal Water).

Nab Cottage again, this time close up.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks