Loughrigg Fell Circular Walk

MODERATE 72 reviews

Loughrigg Fell Circular Walk is a 11.6 kilometer loop trail located near Ambleside, Cumbria, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 11.6 km Elevation Gain: 550 m Route Type: Loop

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A superb walk around Loughrigg Fell with magnificent views across the southern half of the Lake District including Lake Grassmere, Rydal Water and the Langdale Pikes.

hiking
16 days ago

Great trail with some amazing views across the lakes - a real treat to see a red squirrel too! Due to the heavy overnight rain some of the paths became shallow river beds in places - ensure correct footwear is worn.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful again!

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muddy
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

This was our first Lake District hiking experience -- and it was a perfect first hike! We went in early September and stayed in Ambleside, so it was easy access to go up Loughrigg Fell. We took the route clockwise. Thankfully we heeded advice and took multiple layers cuz it was rainy, then sunny, then hot, then cold, then rainy again. I hike a lot but am asthmatic, so on steep inclines I have to stop and do a breathing technique -- I only had to once on a steeper incline on this trail, and didn't have to use my inhaler. So if you have controlled asthma, and hike, then you should be able to do this hike. I used a trekking pole for additional balance, which was especially helpful with the steep downhill on slippery stone steps. A few times we had no idea where the trail went and just followed other folks who seemed to know where they were going. It was also quite boggy in parts, so wear waterproof boots! There were A LOT of loose dogs running around all over the mountain, so we really hoped a responsible human being was keeping an eye on their safety. :( The views at the top were amazing. We ended our adventure in Rydal, and went over to the Glen Rothay Hotel and Badger Bar, which has been highly recommended to us. They were wonderful. They had just shut down the kitchen, but were still incredibly welcoming and made us sandwiches. That with a swift half and we were in heaven. (Good folks -- check out their pub and their tradition of feeding the badgers in the evening!) A perfect hiking experience.

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muddy
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing walk with some spectacular views. This is a must if your in the area

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike with nice views.

hiking
2 months ago

We found this to be a lovely long walk with lots of points of interest. The whole walk is on gravel or stone paths, very little mud. I found the walk up the Fell a little challenging, but it was worth it for the stunning views. We took a small detour on the north of the loop to take us via Rydal Cave, but other than that we followed the trail, and it took us nearly 4 1/2 hours, including a half hour break to catch our breath at the top of the Fell.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, lovely variety, not too hard. Wonderful walk approx. 4 hours with lunch and summit. Really loved it!

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic walk! Go clockwise for best views!! Easy access from anywhere in ambleside.

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no shade
5 months ago

Gorgeous amazing view overlooking Grasmere went up on a sunny day loved it

6 months ago

Did this walk starting at white moss car park and made our way up to Rydal cave then up to Loughrigg fell. Missus is a beginner at hiking so was a little challenging for her but the views at the top were worth it. stunning!

7 months ago

Worth the climb to the top for great views on a clear day (and less crowds). On the north edge of the trail, take the detour to the Rydal caves as well. Took 3.5 hours from the bus stop at Ambleside Pier.

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snow
8 months ago

A surprisingly fun trail! The snow only made it better

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snow
9 months ago

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muddy
9 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

hiking
Tuesday, September 04, 2018

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

hiking
Thursday, August 30, 2018

glorious

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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 .

Saturday, July 28, 2018

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

hiking
Thursday, June 07, 2018

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.

hiking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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.

Monday, April 30, 2018

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

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