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Loughrigg Fell

Address: England
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Height(m) 335
Height(ft) 1099
Our Rating Rating is 5 out of 5
Location Lake District: Central Fells
National Park Lake District
Grid Reference NY347051
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Hill Classification Trail 100, Wainwright

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Average reviews rating is 3.5

(Based on 4 reviews)

Ranked 1 of 6 hills in Lake District: Central Fells

Wow factor

rating is 4

Route variety

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LFTO Review

The hill that many visitors to the Lake District climb to say they have climbed a hill, and that has introduced more people to the delightful lunacy of hill-walking. With a cave, scrambly rocks, corking views and within staggering distance of fine cream teas in Ambleside, drag a hill-walking virgin up Loughrigg on a fine day and – guaranteed – the bug will bite.

Best route: from Rothay Bridge, Ambleside (NY347051)




User's Reviews

  • Loughrigg Fell



    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    Wow factorrating is 4
    Route varietyrating is 4
    Viewsrating is 4

    Loughrigg is a lovely little fell to climb. It's brilliant for children and has fantastic views from the top on a good day. Take the route from Ambleside and down towards Grasmere and up through Rydal Hall for some gorgeous scenery. If you are lucky a tornado plane will fly by as you make your way down towards Grasmere !

    (Written by: kerryjp)

    29 July 2009 16:58

  • A gem of a hill


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    Bristol, UK

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4.5

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    Wow factorrating is 5
    Route varietyrating is 4
    Viewsrating is 5

    Loughrigg is one of those must visit fells. Easily walked from Ambleside giving splendid views over lake Windermere. Incorporate this fell into a walk around Grasmere and Rydal water and you have one of the most splendid walks in Lakeland. This fell is suitable for walkers of any age and easily walked in most weather conditions.

    (Written by: Jordanesq)

    29 June 2009 14:40

  • The one we climb every time


    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    Wow factorrating is 4
    Route varietyrating is 4
    Viewsrating is 5

    We love Loughrigg. We go to the Lake District at least 4 times a year, for weekends or longer, courtesy of a generous friend who lends us his cotttage. Every time we climb or circumnavigate Loughrigg. As Wainright observed it is a Fell in miniature, and has something for everyone.

    (Written by: JanettaVienetta)

    10 January 2009 10:38

  • I love this fell


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    User's Overall Rating rating is 2.5

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    Wow factorrating is 3
    Route varietyrating is 1
    Viewsrating is 4

    Loughrigg is my favourite fell, of all the ones if climbed. It takes no effort at all and can be easily conquered in an hour. I have spend many hours on loughrigg just admiring the view and the sunsets are amazing. It is now a tradition to climb loughrigg as soon as we reach ambleside, after traveling all day in the car. As we can climb it in the late evening. I climbed it with no walking gear and dolly shoes on. I love this hill !!!!

    (Written by: 09bennettl)

    12 September 2008 11:56