31st August 2015

Loughrigg Fell, Lily Tarn and Ambleside

Time 9:50am to 2:10pm
Duration 4 hr 20 min
Distance 6.5 mile
Ascent 1600 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Rydal - Rydal Water - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Fell - Lily Tarn - Miller Bridge - Ambleside - Rydal Park - Rydal Hall - 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


It was really lovely at Rydal this morning. Blue sky, sunshine, quite warm and only the two of us along this side of the lake.

Nab Scar reflections.

Grasmere seen from the end of Loughrigg Terrace. Also in view are Silver How, Ullscarf, Helm Crag and Steel Fell.

Looking more to the right, we see Seat Sandal, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Herron Pike / Nab Scar.

Silver How taken from the path on Loughrigg Fell.

Grasmere seen from Loughrigg Terrace.

Zooming in a little on Dow Crag, Esk Pike and the Langdales.



In the distance and looking nice and clear are Wetherlam and the Coniston fells.

There were only two other people at Loughrigg Fell summit while we were there. In fact, the whole area was surprisingly considering it's a bank holiday and the sun is shining (quiet except for the group of people in the next picture).


Looking across to the Fairfield Horseshoe and Red Screes. Red Screes seems much higher than the rest of the fells from here.

Time for something to eat at Lily Tarn.


Once we were fed and watered we headed down to Ambleside.

The Fairfield Horseshoe.

Ambleside was buzzing with activity this afternoon. Lots of people out shopping, some people clearly out for a walk and some annoyed car drivers shouting abuse at each other.

Bridge House, Ambleside.

To finish we walked through the grounds of Rydal Hall where we saw lots of weird and wonderful things.







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Lake District Walks