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Get out your hiking boots!

The climb from Ambleside to the summit is around 900 feet, so you'll need to be reasonably fit. the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Spingos
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Worcestershire, England
Pleasant easy walk

We walked up from Rydal and then back via Loughrigg Terrace, a nice circular walk of about 5... read more

Reviewed yesterday
938fjg
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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“great walk” (53 reviews)
“rydal water” (49 reviews)
“stunning views” (33 reviews)
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Ambleside, England
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"great walk"
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"rydal water"
in 49 reviews
"stunning views"
in 33 reviews
"trig point"
in 10 reviews
"circular walk"
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"white moss"
in 5 reviews
"skelwith bridge"
in 18 reviews
"gentle stroll"
in 5 reviews
"grasmere lake"
in 5 reviews
"great introduction"
in 5 reviews
"langdale pikes"
in 11 reviews
"rothay park"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 12 reviews
"easy walk"
in 13 reviews
"steep climb"
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"coffin route"
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Reviewed yesterday

The climb from Ambleside to the summit is around 900 feet, so you'll need to be reasonably fit. the view from the trig point at the top is spectacular, with views of Windermere, Coniston, Elterwater, Loughrigg Tarn, and in the distance Thirlmere.The descents to either...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We walked up from Rydal and then back via Loughrigg Terrace, a nice circular walk of about 5 miles. It was quiet when we were at the summit but got busy with people walking up from Grasmere as we came down.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Ambleside. We walked from Ambleside up Loughrigg Fell, back down to Rydal Water before returning to Ambleside. Beautiful views from the top. We will walk it again one day.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you stride to the heights or walk the lowland paths you cannot help but by wowed by the beauty and majesty of this glorious landscape

Thank charliesue53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can park in the center then walk through the park to the fell via minor road via the terris. Aprox distance 6.4 miles. Step incline for about 30 minutes then some level sections to the summit. Plenty of parking (although expensive) in town and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely walking area and Loughrigg Tarn is a superb setting for a picnic. There are easy walks from here to Skelwith Bridge (Chesters for coffee and cake), Ambleside (Sheila's Cottage for lunch) and Grasmere (Heidi's for afternoon tea)

Thank 1907Karen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy walk for most abilities with fantastic views of thw suuounding countryside. Easily accessed from Ambleside

Thank Tracy T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very pretty 7 mile loop walk out of from Ambleside. Perfect route to prepare you for perhaps bigger trecks to come.

Thank Adrian v
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Lovely walk, about an hour to the summit, via the terraces. Great views on the way, Grasmere and Rydal, and more lake views on top.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

A steepish short climb on tarmac soon leads to the top of Loughrigg giving great views over Ambleside down lake Windermere. If you carry on you can reach Grasmere village or continue round the fell past Loughrigg tarn (sweet) to Loughrigg Terrace and drop down...More

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Ooh_Aah
19 November 2017|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
All the car parks! Best route is through the park and up the fell, we did this route, see link. Look at Walklakes website for a relatively easy route up to summit, 3hours, 6 miles?
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Raquel074
24 October 2017|
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Response from Bittlenutuck | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be difficult to get lost around Rydal Water and Grasmere. Park at White Moss Car Park or one of the other public car parks on the A591 and then follow the footpaths around the lake. I'm sure the kids would... More
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Debra S
24 March 2017|
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Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, sorry I've not come back sooner, as regards the 79 year old, I would say not suitable, to be honest there are no easy routes and it's quite a steep climb. Best not to put yourself in any danger.
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