Date & Time: 28th June 2006. a late 4.45 pm start.

Location of Start : Roadside near Loughrigg Tarn, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 342 045 )

Places visited : Loughrigg tarn, Loughrigg, Ivy Crag and back via the tarn.

Walk details : 2.3 mls, 850 ft of ascent , 1 hrs 40 mins.

Walked with : Ann and the dogs.

Weather : A sunny end to the afternoon but with a rather grey cloud overhead. Humid & warm.


Today the weather was unsociable. It promised great things but failed to clear for most of the day. Mid afternoon the promised sunshine arrived so we set off for a couple of shorter walks in the Grasmere area.

We decided to walk Loughrigg, but for a change turn the map around and walk it from the "other side", that is by starting at Loughrigg Tarn south of the fell.

Delightful water lilies on the Tarn.


A wider panorama of Loughrigg Tarn from the west side.


Leaving the waterside, we start up the slope towards the fell.


Colourful trees in the woodland above Oaks farm.
It looked steep on the map too.

The path up turned right by the wall and climbed steeply up beside a small stream,

higher up we were walking in the gravel stream bed itself.

Excellent views as we climbed - Lingmoor Fell and the distant Langdale Pikes.

The weather may have been sunny but the distant views were very hazy.

Looking down on the tarn, now well below us.

In the distance is Black Fell on the left (above a hidden Tarn Hows) and the Coniston Fells to the right above Elter Water.


The path climbed steeply and reached the top at a dry tarn,

and only a short distance from the summit cairn itself.

Windermere as seen from the trig point on Loughrigg.


Helm Crag, Steel Fell and the Easedale Fells on the left of Dunmail Rise.

Seat Sandal, the Helvellyn heights and Stone Arthur to the right, as viewed from the summit of Loughrigg.

We walked south east along the high ground, twisting and turning amongst Loughrigg's uneven top.

Near Ivy Crag, its southern high point, we took a path down and back in the direction of the tarn.

The distinctive Langdale Pikes form a hazy backdrop

as we cross back over the farm meadows

alongside the tarn.

The Coniston and Langdale Fells.


Back to the car, and a pat on the nose for the friendly dragon before we leave.


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