560 Loughrigg Fell

Though little over a thousand feet in height, and barely a square mile in extent, there is more scenery packed into Loughrigg Fell than practically anywhere else in Lakeland. It's an ideal first summit for a family walk and afterwards everyone feels they've climbed a mountain.

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LOCATION: South Lake District
START: A591, two miles north of Ambleside. Park by Rydal Church
Grid ref: NY364063 Postcode: LA229LT
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate with a steep ascent, confusing in mist
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes, South East Landranger 90
NOTE: Rydal Mount www.rydalmount.co.uk
REFRESHMENTS: Badger Bar, Old School Tearoom
EN ROUTE: River Rothay, Grasmere, Rydal Cave

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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