SkelwithBridge, Ambleside, Rydal, Loughrigg Fell

Our last day walking in the Lake District and the weather is still behaving.

Today we started from base gradually circling to Ambleside (no gear shopping), Rydal Water, up to the trig point on Loughrigg Fell and dropping back to our HQ.

Route

We headed east passing under Ivy Crag to Todd Crag and passing Lily Tarn. From here we followed a path leading steeply down to Ambleside.

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Windermere

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Lily Tarn

 

 

There was a short stretch of busy road walking before we cut off to a path which took us to Rydal MountRydal Mount with views of Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell. A brave soul was spotted swimming in the lake whilst we tucked in to lunch.

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Gardens in Rydal Mount

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Rydal Water and Loughrigg

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We crossed over to the south side of the lake and came across a huge cave the result of quarrying in the past.

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The collar work now started as the route climbed to the summit of Loughrigg Fell before the steep descent back to base.

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That way.

Once again a good week of walking and although we had some rain mostly it was dry and despite it being October winter woollies were not required.

Thanks to our better halves for letting us out to play.

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That’s all Folks

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “SkelwithBridge, Ambleside, Rydal, Loughrigg Fell

  1. Enjoyed reading your trip around the fells, sometimes a challenge when the weather is OK less than fair but always worth the effort. There are some real gems in the smaller outlying fells and always quieter than the popular summits

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