702 Lily Tarn and Rydal

With brightly coloured anoraks at rock bottom prices in autumn it's sale time in Ambleside, but leave the bargains for later and climb to Lily Tarn. Here the fellside colours are pure nature with orange bracken, golden grass, water an azure blue and a skyline of snowy mountains. Then, if you have time and with the worst of the ascent behind you, continue to the summit of Loughrigg Fell, one of the finest viewpoints in all Lakeland.

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LOCATION: South Lake District
START: Ambleside Main Car Park on Rydal Road
Grid ref: NY376047 Postcode: LA229AU
DISTANCE: 5.5 (Continuing to Loughrigg Fell summit adds an extra two miles)
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes south-eastern area Landranger 90
REFRESHMENTS: Badger Bar & Old Schoolroom Teashop
EN ROUTE: River Rothay, Loughrigg Fell, Rydal Park, Coffin Route

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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