Saturday, 1 July 2000

Loughrigg Fell

Loughrigg Fell
Height: 335m (1,099ft)
Prominence: 172m (564ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Marilyn, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Silver How & Loughrigg Fell - 26/06/2014
The trig column and superb view towards Great Langdale
 What Wainwright said:

"Of the lesser heights of Lakeland, Loughrigg Fell is pre-eminent. It has no pretentions of being a mountain, but no ascent is more replaying for the small labour involved in visiting its many cairns, for Loughrigg has delightful grassy paths, a series of pleasant surprises along the traverse of the summits and several charming vistas and magnificent views".

Loughrigg Fell 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 easily accessible, being surrounded by roads on all sides. Ambleside and the smaller settlements of Skelwith Bridge, Elterwater, Grasmere and Rydal are all within reach, as is the popular double car park at White Moss Common. Many paths run over the fell including the well known Loughrigg Terrace, a level path with superb views of Grasmere, Helm Crag and the Fairfield group.

The highest rocky knoll can be identified by an Ordnance Survey triangulation column beside a large cairn, both standing out from the turf. The view includes intimate views of the Langdale Pikes and the fells around Grasmere, together with the Fairfield horseshoe and the Coniston Fells.

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