Where is this walk?

Loughrigg Tarn and Rydal Water

September 3, 2018

Start in Ambleside to walk this lowland Lake District classic. Loughrigg Tarn and Rydal Water are the highlights but the crossing under Lily Tarn near Ambleside is also memorable.

The Walk

In the heart of the Lake District lies the typically Lakeland fell of Loughrigg, which is fascinating to climb, but just as much fun to walk around. After the initial short sharp climb out of Ambleside to the beautifully located Lily Tarn the walk is easy and full of interest. Loughrigg Tarn, the terrace on Loughrigg Fell with its superb views and the quiet lakeside walk beside Rydal Water are all highlights.

There is never a dull moment on the entire circuit. It includes so much of what makes the Lake District the best place to walk in England. A major part of the reason for the ongoing interest is the changing views , starting with the the southern fells around Coniston and Windermere but changing to the north with glimpses of Blencathra. A real Lakeland perspective.


Read the book of Dorothy Wordsworth about her walking experiences around this area, a tough lady!

Navigation Tips on the walk

Do not miss Loughrigg Terrace. On leaving Loughrigg Tarn on the road the footpath leaves on the rigght only a few metres past the junction on the road.

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