Loughrigg Fell - Lake District Walk

Wednesday 17th October 2007

After yesterdays walk a shorter and less strenuous walk was called for today so we made a return visit to Loughrigg Fell on a route that was planned to take in Elterwater, an area of the Lakes which we hadn't visited before. We had previously visited Loughrigg Fell in 2002 on a cold and grey October day when we enjoyed limited views but, unlike now, didn't know which hills were which. Today the sky remained blue with views that extended far and wide and what was even better we could actually identify most of the lumps and bumps on the horizon.

Start: Langdale Hotel (NY 3254 0514)

Route: Langdale Hotel - Walthwaite Bottom - Grasmere - Loughrigg Terrace - Loughrigg Fell - Little Loughrigg - Skelwith Force - Elterwater - Langdale Hotel

Distance: 7.75 mils     Ascent: 504 metres      Time Taken: 5 hours 20 mins

Weather: Blue sky but a cold wind on the summit.

Pub Visited: Britannia Inn, Elterwater    Ale Drunk: Britannia Inn Special Edition, Coniston Brewing Company

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Bowfell & the Langdales

An early glimpse of Bowfell & the Langdales as we head across Walthwaite Bottom.

Seat Sandal & Great Rigg

The first view of Seat Sandal and Great Rigg.

Heron Pike & Nab Scar

Moving round to Heron Pike and Nab Scar.


Looking across Grasmere to Helm Crag and Dunmail Raise.

Helm Crag

Helm Crag with Steel Fell behind.

Lion & the Lamb

John has a new camera and the zoom isn't bad as his shot taken across Grasmere of the Lion & the Lamb on top of Helm Crag shows.

Seat Sandal

Seat Sandal across Grasmere.

Great Rigg & Stone Arthur

Stone Arthur and Great Rigg.

Silver How

Silver How, one of the first fells in the Lakes John and I ever did together.

The Langdales

Looking across to the Langdales from the slopes of Loughrigg.

Bowfell & the Langdales

Zooming in on Harrison Stickle and the Pike O'Stickle, amongst others.

Coniston Fells

Looking across to the Coniston Fells.

Dunmail Raise

Lonscale Fell seen through Dunmail Raise.

Loughrigg Fell's summit

Loughrigg Fell's summit, a busy and windy spot.

Fairfield Horseshoe

The Fairfield Horseshoe from Loughrigg's summit.

Red Screes

Red Screes, with Ill Bell and Yoke behind.

Froswick, Ill Bell & Yoke

Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke.




Elterwater from Loughrigg's summit.

Loughrigg  Fell

Reflections in an unnamed tarn on the way down from Loughrigg's summit.

Loughrigg Fell

Looking back to Loughrigg's summit.



Fairfield Horseshoe

A slightly different angle from the earlier view of the Fairfield Horseshoe.

Skelwith Force

Skelwith Force.


A fine view of the Langdales across Elterwater.


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