Loughrigg Fell from Rydal

Loughrigg Fell on the doorstep of Ambleside, from the small car park at Pelter Bridge, Rydal, makes for a surprisingly mountainous walk. It also passes a large cave you can visit which has stepping stones to its interior. The walk starts innocuously enough traversing above Rydal Water with views of Grasmere too. However, the mountain path from the end of the Terrace to the summit is steep, rough and eroded in places with false summits just to add to the scenery. The top is criss-crossed by numerous paths, small tarns or muddy puddles, and little knolls. Complete the circuit via an atmospheric ghyll.

Overall a fine walk with a great deal of variety and opportunity to explore.