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Thursday 17th March 2005

Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)

Rydal - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Fell (319) - Loughrigg Quarry cave -  Rydal

Distance: 4.2 miles     Total Ascent: 420 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes

Route Map

Weather: Grey and overcast with rain showers.

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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