889 Loughrigg Circuit

Delicate heath spotted orchid and golden bog asphodel brighten the wet marshes that encircle Loughrigg Fell, while Rydal Water has meadowsweet and purple loosestrife. And when the flowers have gone it's still one of the best Lakeland walks, while Loughrigg Tarn provides the foreground for one of the finest views of the Langdale Pikes.

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LOCATION: 2 miles north west of Ambleside
START: Turn off A591, signed "Under Loughrigg", cross bridge & turn right to Pelter Bridge pay & display car park
Grid ref: NY365059 Postcode: LA229LR
DISTANCE: 6.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes South Eastern Landranger 90
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask or Rydal pub & tearooms
EN ROUTE: Grasmere, Loughrigg Tarn, Tarn Foot, River Rothay, High Close, Loughrigg Terrace, Fox Ghyll, Ivy Crag

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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