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Loughrigg, Wansfell

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:44 am
by poppiesrara
Good spring day out, making full and undulating circuits of the fells above Ambleside.

Loughrigg is a really beautiful walk - woods filled with wild flowers, grand lake views, good grass paths over the many-summited plateau, and even a fine cave.

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1 Rydal Water.jpg
Rydal Water

2 Bluebells & Ewe Crag.jpg
Ewe Crag

3 Silver How & Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace.jpg
Silver How & Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace

4 Nab Scar & Rydal Water.jpg
Nab Scar & Rydal Water

5 Silver How.jpg
Silver How

6 Central Fells & Dunmail Raise over Grasmere.jpg
Central Fells & Dunmail Raise over Grasmere

7 Langdale Fells.jpg
Langdale fells

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9 Elter Water & the Coniston Fells.jpg
Elter Water & the Coniston Fells

10 Great Langdale from Loughrigg Fell.jpg
Great Langdale from Loughrigg Fell

11 Black Fell.jpg
Black Fell

12 Loughrigg Tarn.jpg
Loughrigg Tarn

13 Ivy Crag & Windermere.jpg
Ivy Crag & Windermere

14 Helm Crag & Steel Fell.jpg
Helm Crag & Steel Fell

15 Nab Scar from Rydal Cave.jpg
Nab Scar from Rydal Cave

A pretty unrelentingly steep climb from the town to Wansfell Pike, but paved all the way to a pretty nice viewpoint peak. Clear that's where the tourist way ends though - a long up and down, pretty marshy trudge along the ridge to the real summit and down to the walled Troutbeck lanes is much rougher. Easier going back above Windermere.

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16 Stockghyll Force.jpg
Stockghyll Force

17 Loughrigg Fell & Ambleside.jpg
Loughrigg Fell & Ambleside

18 Red Screes & Caudale Moor.jpg
Red Screes & Caudale Moor

19 Windermere from Wansfell Pike.jpg
Windermere from Wansfell Pike

20 Ill Bell ridge over Wansfell.jpg
Ill Bell ridge over Wansfell

21 Troutbeck Valley from Robin Lane.jpg
Troutbeck Valley from Robin Lane

22 Wansfell Pike.jpg
Wansfell Pike

23 Loughrigg Fell.jpg
Loughrigg Fell