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The Loughrigg Fell Circuit in February

February 10, 2014

We last walked this in May, when there were lots of campers at Loughrigg Tarn. The other day we set out from Rydal in the rain to do it again. Fortunately, the rain stopped after a half hour and the sun came out. Fine views over the Fairfield Horsehoe and then Wetherlam and the Langdales, with snow on the very tops. Instead of the campers, just one farmer feeding his Herdwick Sheep – noble animals!

 

First by the swirling waters of the Rothay.Loughrigg Circuit February 2014 004

 

The bridleway over the side of Loughriggis a very good track as it winds under Ivy Crag to Loughrigg Tarn. There were excellent views over the Langdale Pikes, and back towards Wetherlam .

 

Then up the lane through the little hamlet known as Oaks to the top of Red Bank Wood.Loughrigg Circuit February 2014 014Loughrigg Circuit February 2014 020

 

Out on to Loughrigg Terrace, with its lovely views over Grasmere, Dunmail Raise, and Helm Crag. I have walked the terrace in all weathers. It never loses its appeal.

 

This had been a very pleasant and easy morning tramp, its several miles just the walk if you are not feeling up to par.

The views are some of the best in the Lakes.

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  1. February 11, 2014 9:10 am

    I’m going to have to do Loughrigg in the next week or so as Richard hasn’t done it yet and I’ve decided he IS going to bag Wainwrights now! 😉
    Carol.

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