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Around Loughrigg

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Around Loughrigg

This is one of the finest medium to low level walks in the Lake District, and given good weather is suitable for any time of year

Loughrigg is a wide flat topped fell that sits between the valleys of the Rivers Rothay and Brathay. It is not high, so reaching the summit is relatively easy for most experienced fell walkers, and once at the top there are views a plenty.

However, the big drawback with Loughrigg is that getting to the summit can sometimes be, well, (dare I say it) boring. The thing is that although not high, Loughrigg is a wide fell, and the trek to the top from the Ambleside end can be a bit of a featureless slog through rough and rocky fell country. The walk around the edge of the fell, on the other hand, is an absolute joy, with new views at regular intervals.

Whilst those who march to the summit are busy tramping along the old road hat runs through the 9 hole golf course that adorned the eastern flank of the fell, those who take the path around the edge are enjoying spectacular views of Ambleside, Windermere and beyond.

Our video spurns the many routes to the summit to take a leisurely journey around the fell, enjoying superb views of Loughrigg Tarn, Grasmere, Rydal Waler, the Langdale Fells, the Brathay Valley and Windermere en route.


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Around Loughrigg

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Loughrigg is one of the walks featured in the following Jonathan Craig Guide. Click the picture of the book for more information.

Accommodation near Loughrigg Fell

This book features the walk around Loughrigg via Loughrigg Tarn from the front door of the hotel.




Bridge House Hotel


Rothay Garth