5th August 2006

Loughrigg Fell and Loughrigg Tarn from Rydal


Walk Overview
Time 11.10 to 15.15
Duration 4hr 5 min
Distance 5.5 mile
Ascent 1499 ft
Walking with On my own
Rydal - Rydal Water - Loughrigg Fell - Loughrigg Tarn - Loughrigg Terrace - 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

Reflections on Rydal Water.

And again


Grasmere taken from the path up Loughrigg Fell.

A close up of Grasmere village and Dunmail Raise.

From Loughrigg Fell summit, looking towards Windermere.
There must have been about a dozen people on the summit, so I was lucky to get this picture with no people in it. Our route off the fell took us down the path which can be seen between the bracken on the right of the picture.

The top section of the steep route down to Loughrigg Tarn.
It's wasn't the clearest of days for photos, but Eltermere can be seen on the left of the picture and Elterwater village on the right.

Loughrigg Tarn below us and a tiny tree which was only a couple of feet tall (compare it to the height of the grass).

A close up of The Oaks.

And one taken from The Oaks themselves.

Some of the fish seen in the flooded section around the entrance to the largest of the Rydal caves.

Looking into Rydal cave.

Church Cottage found, not surprisingly, next to Rydal Church.

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