Loughrigg Tarn

Starting in the popular town of Ambleside this walk takes you to the other side of Loughrigg Fell, to Loughrigg Tarn without climbing the fell. Along the way are some fantastic views, including the Langdale Pikes, Helm Crag, Windermere, and a visit to Rydal Cave.

Rydal Cave is a man made quarry which in its heyday of the 19th century produced high quality roofing slates. Whilst access to the cave is not difficult and many people do cross the stepping stones to its interior, be aware that occasionally blocks do fall from the ceiling!

Parking in Ambleside is reasonably plentiful although it does get busy at holiday times. There is the main car park above the town centre on the A591 towards Rydal. And for longer stays the Miller Field car park at the bottom end of town is large and often has space when the other has filled up. There are a couple of smaller car parks dotted around too.