Rydal - Loughrigg Fell

A Lakes walk posted on 09/05/15 by bernardino. Update : 24/06/17

A few kilometres from Ambleside, a walk to the top of Loughrigg Fell overlooking the lakes of the National Park Lake District.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h45[?]
Distance Distance : 6.65km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 358m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 401m
Highest point Highest point : 387m
Lowest point Lowest point : 66m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Lake District
Location Location : Lakes
Starting point Starting point : N 54.446873° / W 2.981306°

Description

Park on the road opposite Rydal Mount chapel (D).

Head west on the road then at the first crossing take the trail to the left. Cross the bridge over Rothay River (1) and continue south. When you get to a large track, take a right. Look over Rydal Water Lake on the forest edge before heading south (2).

Start a pleasant climb uphill then change direction to reach a small lake due west (3) under Ivy Crag.

Continue in the pasture on a well-marked path due north-west along a small lake before climbing to the top of Loughrigg Fell (336 m) (4).

Start a tricky descent to reach a crossroads (5). Take a right on the large trail parallele to Rothay River. Head north-east then (6), head east.

Calmly stroll down the large trail (1) reaching the car park the same way you left.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.15 - alt. km 0.15 - Bridge over Rothay River
2 : km 1.09 - alt. km 1.09 - Junction at the edge of the forest
3 : km 2.6 - alt. km 2.6 - Small lake under Ivy Crag
4 : km 3.46 - alt. km 3.46 - Loughrigg Fell
5 : km 4.22 - alt. km 4.22 - Crossraods
6 : km 4.87 - alt. km 4.87 - Rothay River trail
D/A : km 6.65 - alt. km 6.65

Informations pratiques

Hiking gear with the "must bring" windproof jacket because winds blow hard in the region.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Download sheet and map

During the walk or to do/see around

National Park Lake District and its numerous lakes

Other walks in the area

Distance7.48km Vertical gain+522m Vertical drop-520m Calculated time3h25Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point Patterdale - Cumbria
Distance8.65km Vertical gain+193m Vertical drop-192m Calculated time2h55Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point Lakes - Cumbria
Distance12.19km Vertical gain+322m Vertical drop-325m Calculated time4h15Average Average
Starting pointStarting point Borrowdale - Cumbria
Distance17.79km Vertical gain+931m Vertical drop-926m Calculated time7h20Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point Patterdale - Cumbria
Distance15.86km Vertical gain+897m Vertical drop-891m Calculated time6h40Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point Patterdale - Cumbria
Distance16.53km Vertical gain+888m Vertical drop-889m Calculated time6h50Average Average
Starting pointStarting point Lakes - Cumbria
Distance22.44km Vertical gain+1120m Vertical drop-1121m Calculated time9h05Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point Lakes - Cumbria
Distance8.51km Vertical gain+184m Vertical drop-183m Calculated time2h50Average Average
Starting pointStarting point Lakes - Cumbria
Distance12.73km Vertical gain+629m Vertical drop-672m Calculated time5h10Average Average
Starting pointStarting point Coniston - Cumbria
Distance11.14km Vertical gain+867m Vertical drop-868m Calculated time5h15Average Average
Starting pointStarting point St. John's Castlerigg and Wythburn - Cumbria

For more walks, use our search engine.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.

Close [x] Share this walk

This walk will probably interest those around you too. We suggest you share it.

Click on a button below:

Sur Google+