Thursday 17th March 2005
Start point: Rydal (NY
Rydal - Loughrigg Terrace -
(319) - Loughrigg
Quarry cave - Rydal
Distance: 4.2 miles
Total Ascent: 420 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes
Weather: Grey and overcast with rain
We had a walk following in Wordsworth's
footsteps today, up to that family favourite Loughrigg Fell. The clouds
hung over the higher fells today whilst Loughrigg retained relative
clarity. This walk was good for a swim (for some!) if not for views...
3D image of the walk route.
A swim in Rydal Water.
Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace. Select on the image
for a full size version.
The path to the summit of Loughrigg Fell.
Loughrigg Fell summit.
Nab Scar over Rydal Water.
The entrance to the big cave on Loughrigg Quarries...
...and the view out from inside. '..there is shelter
enough here for the whole population of Ambleside..' - AW.
Little Isle and Heron Island on Rydal Water.
Rydal Mount, the home of William Wordsworth 1813-1850.
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