Loughrigg Fell, Ambleside

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Loughrigg Fell is a hill in the central part of the English Lake District. It stands on the end of the long ridge coming down from High Raise over Silver How towards Ambleside, and is separated from its neighbours by the depression of Red Bank.
The fell is surrounded by an unusual amount of open water. To the north the River Rothay flows through Grasmere and Rydal Water before bending around the eastern side of Loughrigg. On the southern flank the River Brathay runs from Elter Water and is also fed by the outfall from Loughrigg Tarn. The two rivers merge at Clappersgate on the south eastern corner of the fell, just before flowing into Windermere. The western boundary is formed by Red Bank (535 ft) on the ridge to Silver How. Unnamed becks fall north and south into Grasmere and Elter Water.
Loughrigg has two subsidiary ridges on its eastern flank. Lanty Scar provides the obvious line of ascent from Rydal, while the spur rising over Todd Crag leads up from Clappersgate. There are many areas of woodland on the lower slopes, giving way to a wide expanse of bracken-clad knolls and small tarns on the top. The summit is on the western side of the plateau and is identified by an Ordnance Survey column. Many lower tops also decorate the fell, sometimes to the confusion of visitors. Despite the girdle of lakes only Windermere is visible from the summit. The vista is open to the south over the green and blue country of Furness, with many fells in view on the other three sides.
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  • A fantastic area to go for a walk and with such great views a camera is a must. It should be noted that, as with a lot of the Lakes, Loughrigg Fell is very popular so if you want to get away from the ...  more »
  • Found this walk in our cottage for the week and glad we did it, though the heavens opened up on us, we went as described by a nice lady in the upper/higher walk through the caves, this a must, the vie...  more »
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  • Lovely Fell with great views on a good day. Not too tough a climb compared to some of its near relatives. Great views of the water from the terrace and some interesting caves to find on the way up or down.
  • Well worth the hike to the top for the amazing views.
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