Monday 11th March 2013
A walk that we made up more or less as we went along. The original plan had been to go up Loughrigg Fell but the steps up it were covered in snow and possibly ice so we didn't risk it and instead ended up walking around Loughrigg. As you may notice the sun was usually in the wrong position for the shots I wanted to take, but on a day like this I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to take the photos of a part of the lakes I will rarely see, let alone see in these conditions.
Start: Red Lion Hotel, Grasmere (NY 3365 0757)
Red Lion Hotel, Grasmere - Red Bank Wood - Loughrigg Tarn - Miller Brow - Pelter Bridge
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 413 metres Time Taken: 4 hours 45 minutes
Terrain: Clear tracks.
Weather: Cold but sunny with some one light snow shower.
Pub visited: Lamb Inn, Grasmere Ale Drunk: Dent Brewery Aviator
Looking over the wall, across Grasmere to Seat Sandal.
We planned to ascend Loughrigg Fell from
this side and then walk down the other
Continuing along the road towards
Loughrigg and the view across
Finally off the road and into Red Bank Wood.
After abandoning the original plan we
headed back onto the road and
Having never visited Loughrigg Tarn we decided
We sat on the bench enjoying our lunch
with a fine view across to the Langdales. Just as we
By the time we had passed Tarn Foot the
shower had passed and the views
For a short period we had a fine view of Windermere.
Looking across to Wansfell Pike as we head towards Miller Brow.
Having opted not to head to Ambleside and
catch the bus back to Grasmere
Rydal Water and it seems a long way back to the hotel from here.
Looking across Grasmere towards Helm Crag
and Steel Fell,
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