Loughrigg Fell

Start Point: Tarn Foot, Skelwith Bridge (NY 345 039)

Tarn Foot – Ivy Crag – Loughrigg Fell – The How – Loughrigg Tarn – Tarn Foot

Distance: 2.7 miles     Total Ascent: 270 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours     Start Time: 07:45

Weather: Cold. 3°C

This morning turned into a right old palaver – firstly I set off for Helvellyn but the local weather said that east would be cloudy all day as I set off so I decided upon Coniston. When I made it to the start of the Walna Scar Road, I couldn’t stand up as there was that much sheet ice around and the wind was really strong and chilled to the bone as soon as I got out of the car. So with discretion being the better part of valour, I turned back and decided that Loughrigg looked a good bet for a decent sunrise. The walk was great and the weather was good up there, hardly any wind and a magical sunrise…but – on the way down I slipped and fell full on my camera with the side of my ribcage and that is something that does hurt! As I walked away from Loughrigg Tarn, I realised that my polarising filter was missing so I had to retrace my steps back to the northern end of the tarn where (thankfully) I found it lying in the snow. Flipping heck!

Loughrigg-Fell

Loughrigg Fell

Height: 335 metres / 1099 feet Grid reference: NY 34697 05139 Category: The Central Fells

The summit of Loughrigg Fell

The summit of Loughrigg Fell

A summery Loughrigg Fell...

A summery Loughrigg Fell…

...and a wintry one

…and a wintry one

Loughrigg Fell

Start Point: Tarn Foot, Skelwith Bridge (NY 345 039)

Tarn Foot – Ivy Crag – Loughrigg Fell – The How – Loughrigg Tarn – Tarn Foot

Distance: 2.7 miles     Total Ascent: 270 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes     Start Time: 09:10

Weather: Warm and wet, 17°C

My only full day off in September (a month of fantastic warm sunshine) and it was dull and drizzly. Not to worry, fresh air and solitude is good whatever the weather. This was Fletchers first outing to a notable fell – Wainwright number one for him.

Loughrigg Fell

Loughrigg Fell

Start Point: Tarn Foot, Skelwith Bridge (NY 345 039)

Tarn Foot – Ivy Crag – Loughrigg Fell – The How – Loughrigg Tarn – Tarn Foot

Distance: 2.7 miles     Total Ascent: 270 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 15 minutes     Start Time: 11:40

Weather: Clearing, 5°C

A break in the weather? Let’s hope so, it seems to have been raining endlessly for weeks and even more so further south – I think everyone could do with a bit of respite. It was May 2012 the last time I was up here…but it feels like yesterday, I had to do a double take when I checked the site!

Loughrigg Fell

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Tarn Foot, Skelwith Bridge (NY 345 039)

Tarn Foot – Ivy Crag Loughrigg Fell – The How – Loughrigg Tarn – Tarn Foot

Distance: 2.7 miles     Total Ascent: 270 metres     Time Taken: 1 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 09:50

Weather: Overcast, light drizzle throughout. 10°C

I’m still on ‘tekkin it easy’ mode at the moment but I will be back on the rough stuff soon enough. This is always a delightful walk whatever the weather and today it was drizzly and overcast. That didn’t really take too much away from the walk though and it seemed unusually quiet this morning – there wasn’t a soul around anywhere.

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Tarn Foot, Skelwith Bridge (NY 345 039)

Tarn Foot – Ivy Crag Loughrigg Fell – The How – Loughrigg Tarn – Tarn Foot

Distance: 2.7 miles     Total Ascent: 270 metres     Time Taken: 1 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 09:30

Weather: Warm and hazy. 20ºC

The predicted Indian Summer well and truly returned today with stifling heat and not a breath of wind – not bad for the end of September! The views were hazy though but I guess you can’t have everything although the sun did threaten to burn off all the clouds and perhaps it would have done if I had hung around for long enough.

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)

Rydal – Loughrigg Cave Loughrigg Fell – Rydal

Distance: 3 miles     Total Ascent: 280 metres    Time Taken: 1 hour 20 minutes     Start Time: 10:10

Weather: A real mixed bag – rain, hail and wind. 12ºC

When it was chucking it down with rain this morning, I set off along the shore of Rydal Water expecting just to have a low level wander. Things started to brighten after a little while though so – what the heck – I went for a straight up and down visit to the summit and encountered lots of different weather fronts on the way!

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Tarn Foot, Skelwith Bridge (NY 345 039)

Tarn Foot – Ivy Crag Loughrigg Fell – The How – Loughrigg Tarn – Tarn Foot

Distance: 2.7 miles     Total Ascent: 270 metres     Time Taken: 1 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 09:30

Weather: Sunny spells. 2°C

Today there was a mixed bag of weather and it was ever brightening on Loughrigg Fell but on the high fells there was a dusting of fresh snow and seemingly snow laden clouds on them. There is still a good bit of winter to go and I don’t think it will be so long before there are snowy walks once more.

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Tarn Foot, Skelwith Bridge (NY 345 039)

Tarn Foot – Ivy Crag Loughrigg Fell – The How – Loughrigg Tarn – Tarn Foot

Distance: 2.7 miles     Total Ascent: 270 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 09:45

Weather: Long sunny spells. 18C

It was beautiful early on this morning and Connie and I managed a walk up to Loughrigg Fell. It is ever popular with families up there, especially at this time of year and today was no exception – it was great to see so many people out and about.

 

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Tarn Foot, Skelwith Bridge (NY 345 039)

Tarn Foot – Ivy Crag Loughrigg Fell – The How – Loughrigg Tarn – Tarn Foot

Distance: 2.7 miles     Total Ascent: 270 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 20 minutes     Start Time: 07:15

Weather: Overcast, humid. 16C

The big area of high pressure over Cumbria promised warm weather this morning and indeed it was delivered, just without any sun! It was good to get out earlier than everyone else though, and it really was lovely and peaceful up on Loughrigg Fell and around Loughrigg Tarn.

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Tarn Foot, Skelwith Bridge (NY 345 039)

Tarn Foot – Ivy Crag Loughrigg Fell – The How – Loughrigg Tarn – Tarn Foot

Distance: 2.7 miles     Total Ascent: 270 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weather: Sunny and clear. When will I see you again C!

When I set off from home this morning it was distinctly dull and didn’t look at all promising, however once at Lowick it was like entering another world as the sun shone through and it got much colder, just like a proper autumn morning! The frost clung to the shaded slopes throughout the walk but it was pleasantly warm in the sun and the views were forever today, a great day to be on the fells.

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)

Rydal – Loughrigg Cave Loughrigg Fell – Loughrigg Terrace – Rydal

Distance: 3.7 miles     Total Ascent: 325 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weather: Overcast with sunny intervals. 9oC.

Everywhere was a bit dull and dreary this morning and the drizzle was falling as I set off from Rydal for a walk up to Loughrigg Fell. This seemed to be the best bet for a bit of fine weather, but I didn’t hold out much hope…

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)

Rydal – Loughrigg Terrace – Loughrigg Fell – Loughrigg Cave – Rydal

Distance: 4.2 miles     Total Ascent: 420 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 45 minutes

Weather: Overcast. 18ºC.

It was sunny in the south this morning but the weather gradually closed in as I made my way into the centre of the Lake District. It was still warm, however, and the walk along Loughrigg Terrace is always a pleasant one whatever the weather. There was an abundance of Foxgloves up there today though they are slowly but surely being overtaken by the ever advancing bracken.

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)

Rydal – Loughrigg Cave Loughrigg Fell – Rydal

Distance: 3 miles     Total Ascent: 280 metres    Time Taken: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weather: Snow. Dull and overcast. 3°C

The snow was down to a low level this morning but conditions were pretty gloomy with a lot of low lying, menacing looking clouds around. I had a walk up to Loughrigg Fell but instead of doing a circuit, I did a straight up and down route from the cave. The conditions at the summit were pretty grim with a strong wind and plenty of cloud cover. All the photos are pretty monochromatic today, but that’s part of the beauty of seeing the Lake District at different times of the year isn’t it?

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)

Rydal – Loughrigg Terrace – Loughrigg Fell – Loughrigg Cave – Rydal

Distance: 4.2 miles     Total Ascent: 420 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 45 minutes

Weather: Overcast. 14oC.

My preference today was for a shorter walk, although the climb to Loughrigg Fell is certainly not short on views. The skies were a bit dull with the odd glimpse of blue but it was quite still. It looks like my lens has had it too, that is why I couldn’t get a photo out of the camera on my last walk – if my memory serves me correctly I managed to drop it (again!) so today I was using a cheaper lens that I have as spare.

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)

Rydal – Loughrigg Terrace – Loughrigg Fell – Loughrigg Cave – Rydal

Distance: 4.2 miles     Total Ascent: 420 metres     Time Taken: 2 hours

Weather: Warm and sunny, very clear. 23oC.

What a difference a day (or two) makes! I was at Rydal on Monday when it was absolutely miserable and raining very heavily. Today it was a return to summer with a cloudless sky and brilliantly clear views. Perfect!

Loughrigg Fell

Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)

Rydal – Loughrigg Terrace – Loughrigg Fell – Loughrigg Cave – Rydal

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

Weather: Dull and grey, light snow flurries. 2°C.

It was very grey and murky this morning for our walk up to Loughrigg Fell from Rydal with the threat of snow ever present – there were many light flurries. This one is a lovely shorter walk, the main attraction being Rydal Water and Grasmere…which of course gives many swimming opportunities for my companion!

Loughrigg Fell

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

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…