Loughrigg Fell

Loughrigg Fell

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About Loughrigg Fell

Loughrigg Fell: Our manager’s recommendation for a low level walk

  • Start Point: Ambleside Church
  • Distance: 6 Miles
  • Suitability: Generally easy, some rough tracks and stiles
  • Suitable for energetic children and dogs
  • Parking: Several signposted car parks in Ambleside

General description

A varied walk taking in a beautiful tarn, views of the fells, and a grandstand view of Grasmere and Rydal water. Some road walking at the end.


  • Start at Ambleside church, which is off Vicarage Road, opposite Zefferrellis Cinema. Go through the park and follow the footpath to Miller Bridge.
  • Cross the bridge and turn right onto a minor road, turn left up a surfaced lane signposted ‘Public Bridleway’, over a cattle grid.
  • Follow this lane (this is the worst steep bit!) past cottages, and then it becomes a rough track. Pass through 2 gates onto open fell.
  • Keep to the obvious path ahead, and then, when it crosses a stream, take the left fork. You will eventually come to a rocky outcrop, which gives a good
    view over the Coniston and Langdale fells from a well-positioned bench.
  • From this point the path starts to descend on a rough track, with a wall on your left.
  • Pass through a gate to continue downhill. Where the path bears left, pass through the second gate on the right (no cycling), which leads to a path along
    the side of a small wood and then through pasture to meet a lane.
  • Enjoy the views of Loughrigg Tarn, you can go down to the tarn if you wish (a good picnic stop!) but otherwise follow the lane to the right until it meets a
    minor road.
  • Turn right and follow the road for about half a mile until, just after a road junction, you will see a gate leading to Deer Bolt Wood, a National Trust area.
  • Follow this, ignoring a turn off to your left, go through a kissing gate to emerge onto Loughrigg Terrace, for extensive views over Grasmere. Follow
    the terrace around; where there is a choice of paths keep to the right, to eventually bring you to a cave/quarry area.
  • The track leads you down hill; follow this through a gate onto a surfaced minor road, past cottages.
  • Just before a bridge over the River Rothay, take the minor road to the right.
  • Follow this road all the way to Ambleside and your starting point.

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