Saturday 16 January 2021
A guided walk as part of a small group of usually no more than five people plus your guide to explore the beautiful Loughrigg Fell and surrounding countryside near to Ambleside.
After taking paths and roads out of Ambleside to Clappersgate, we start our ascent of Loughrigg Fell. Arriving initially at the south eastern corner of the fell, if it's a clear day we can look back for fine views over Lake Windermere, the town of Ambelside and the surrounding mountains.
Loughrigg covers a wide area, and the top undulates with lots of craggy outcrops of rock. We'll spend some time meandering our way across the top and southern edge until eventually reaching the highest point which is 335 metres above sea level. We then start to descend the northern edge with wonderful views over Grasmere. After walking along the Loughrigg Terrace path and visiting a cave, we'll ascend the northern side of Loughrigg, and again meander through the undulating summit plateau before picking up a descent path back into Ambleside.
This scenic walk is about 8 miles/13km with approx 700 metres of ascent. The paths are uneven, and steep in a few places. There are some sections of the walk with no path. If there has been much rainfall it's likely to be wet and boggy in places. We'll aim to finish by mid-afternoon.
The price is £35 per person. Please book and pay below. You are booking with Cath Lee who will guide the walk on the day.
We meet at about 9:15am to be ready to set off at 9:30am. The meeting place is next to the public toilets in the Rydal Road car park in Ambleside. Post code LA22 9AY. The car park is a pay & display and costs £7 per day. There is also a charge for the toilets.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the town of Ambleside has a good choice of hotels, B&Bs, self catering accommodation and a YHA hostel.