Moderate Leader: Jackie Gudgeon Distance: 8.5 miles
Today we will be doing a round of Loughrigg Fell with an option to reach the trig point on top for those who would like a slightly bigger challenge. We set off along a quiet lane from Rothay Bridge, climb to Miller Brow and on to Lily Tarn for a coffee stop. We then head towards Loughrigg Fell proper where we skirt round to Loughrigg Tarn, Oaks, and Intake Wood to join the Loughrigg Terrace with stunning views over the vale of Grasmere. We descend to cross the river between Grasmere (lake) and Rydal Water to climb up to join the coffin track to Rydal. Back along quiet lane and through Rothay Park back to Ambleside.
Easy/Leisurely. Leaders: Margery Howe / Derek Lee Distance : 5/7 miles
The Easy walk will take the quiet road following the River Rothay to Rydal, returning through Rydal Park. A Longer walk taking the same route, but extending it round Rydal Water, will be available as required.