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This is a really fantastic walk. A man made path on one side rocky and difficult on the other. Many places to picnic.a really good first walk to discovering the lakes.

Beautiful hike, which is actually only 6 miles. you can also cut through some pastures, walking amongst the sheep.

walking
29 days ago

lovely view at the top worth the wee climb!

Just enough elevation to make you feel you’re working but not enough to be a slog. Great variety, lovely views.

Fun hike with great 360* views.

walking
1 month ago

Easy walk up to fabulous views around Windermere.

glorious

hiking
2 months ago

Ennerdale is quite a remote part of the lakes. Half of the loop is a well maintained track, however the opposite side of the lake is very rocky underfoot. Also in wet weather the trail is almost a stream off the fell! The scree section is fairly straight forward, but ( depending on which direction you take) the crag after it could be quite tricky as there is a little bit of climbing involved. The car park is free. ( Bowness knott) I would say it's a little harder than easy though!

Moderately challenging trail with fantastic views.
First half is manageable for children. Was fine for my 8 year old daughter.
Suggested itinerary is head to Rydal from Ambleside. Take the higher trail up to see the very interesting Rydal Caves. Then turn back at the half way point, and head down towards the main trail along the river for a beautiful and more relaxing walk back towards Ambleside. Great views and well worth the hike.
Second half of trail may involve steeper ascent and less suitable for younger ones .

Beautiful area with lovely views. Easy walk on good terrain. Perfect family trip.

walking
2 months ago

Fabulous walk and views

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful walk. Amazing scenery

hiking
2 months ago

Great day out with family, even grandson did well , good maps well clear of tracks , will do it again even me been sixty

Great day hike with many side trails that take you up to high vantage points.

Super

Fantastic 360 degree panoramic view awaits the end of the hike up.

We didn’t take exactly this trail. We took the ferry from Keswick across Derwent Water lake to the cat bells trailhead.

We then ascended to cat bells and walked along the ridge line to several additional high points — Maiden Moor and High Spy. Then we back tracked a bit and descended and took the ferry back. This was about 5 miles and ~2000 ft total elevation gain.

One can easily add chunks of distance to this hike on the end (all flat) if you want to hike along Derwent Water a bit to one of the various ferry points— or all the way back along the lake.

All in all a fantastic hike with great views.

Beautiful walk

Had a great, very warm walk around Loughrigg Fell. I went up to the top while leaving my wife waiting at the bottom. Took about 25 mins to get up from the bench. Overall a lovely, long walk.

This was my first ever hike with any amount of climbing, so I can attest that this trail is perfect for a newbie. Absolutely lovely walk, not difficult. The Rydal cave is great bonus.

beautiful day in May. Trails well maintained, challenging for a shorter hike

Completed at Easter. Weather wasn’t great but kids enjoyed it.

The perfect short 1 hour hike. Absolutely beautiful. The wishing tree was a plus!

Cheers,
Michael

walking
5 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this walk however there was some uneven terrain, I would recommend to anyone uneasy on their feet that this is not necessarily an easy walk.

Always a lovely hike up and around Loughrigg- take in the summit and the viewpoints at Todd Crag and Grasmere Terrace

walking
6 months ago

Probably the most tedious route up to England’s highest point. It is the quickest and the one requiring the least technical skill, but yet a serious undertaking (and often underestimated).

Good navigation skills are a prerequisite as the top is a nightmare if the cloud comes in (and it does rapidly, even in the summer). Trainers and walking shoes aren’t a good enough replacement for boots here - despite good paths, it is a rough, serious mountain.

Done this walk many times with dogs and always enjoyed it no matter the weather

walking
9 months ago

nice easy walk, perfect for dogs

walking
11 months ago

Lovely walk around Buttermere. Waterfall. Easy trail. Did this walk the day before walking to Haystacks.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Very nice hike, at times a little rough with ankle biting rocks, but very manageable. I went up towards Great Gable and decided that I had enough time to climb that one as well. It was a bit extra at 1500 feet to 2800 feet, and back down again, but I did have all day. Then went around the back side of Scafell Pike (although the corridor route looked like a good way to go). I lucked out and had a day with great views, and greatly enjoyed the high point of England. Coming back down along the route in this map was quite beautiful, with creek flowing, and all the sheep nearby made my day something unique for this American!

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