Loughrigg Fell Hike

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Where: Loughrigg Fell hike from Grasmere in the Lake District of England
When: April 2016
Weather: Sunny
Height: 1,099ft

The Loughrigg Fell hike has some amazing views over the scenic village of Grasmere and Grasmere Lake.

The image below is of the White Moss car park about 1 mile south of Grasmere, next to the A591 road that runs between Keswick and Windermere. That is the 1,099ft Loughrigg Fell looking over the car park. This is a pay car park.

You can hike this fell from this car park, or from Gramsmere village.

This photo tour goes round to Grasmere lake, up the north side, then down the east side as can be seen below.

Grasmere to White Moss Road Map

Grasmere Page

Loughrigg Fell White Moss Car Park image

The image below is of the path leading to Grasmere Lake. There is a bridge here that crosses the river to paths that lead north to Grasmere, and south to Ambleside. There is also another bridge further on that crosses the river at Grasmere Lake.

White Moss Walk image

The image below is of the bottom of Grasmere Lake. The second bridge crosses the river here. Grasmere is across the lake to the right, and Loughrigg Fell is to the left.

Grasmere Lake Beach image

The image below is from the beach at Grasmere Lake looking up the north side of Loughrigg Fell. There are a few trails to the top, some straight up, others winding up.

Loughrigg Fell path image

The image below is from about half way up the north side, looking north to Grasmere village. The valley beyong Grasmere leads to Keswick, and the highest mountain on the right is the 3,117ft Helvellyn with two car parks up there to hike from.

If you are doing this hike from Grasmere, follow the single lane road down the west side of the lake, left in the image below, then about half way down, follow a path acoss to the lake. This path leads all the way down the side of the lake, along the front of this fell, down past Rydal Water, and on to Ambleside.

Grasmere Lake image

The image below is from about two thirds of the way up. One of the top views in England.

Loughrigg Fell view down image

The image below is of the final section up to the summit.

Loughrigg Fell view down image

The image below is from the top of Loughrigg Fell looking north to Grasmere. I decided to go down the east side, right in the image below, for views over Rydal Water and the car park..

Loughrigg Fell image

The image below is of the route back down the east side, straight to the car park and Rydal Water. There are a number of ways down between the rocks. This is steep in places and has a few high drops to look out for. There is a path through the trees to the car park.

The path down there is the one that leads from Grasmere to Ambleside past Rydal Water. That path leads to the single lane Under Loughrigg road that leads to Ambleside centre, past the River Rothay Stepping Stones, about 3 miles from here.

Loughrigg Fell east side image

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these hikes, and know how to use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.