BIG North Christmas 2022 – Loughrigg Fell 12km Circular

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BIG North Christmas 2022
Dec 03

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Join Rich and Matt on this 12km circular walk that takes in an Instagram classic view across Grasmere, a summit of Loughrigg Fell (331m), then down to Skelwith Bridge to see the waterfalls, then back via Elterwater and if time permits, a tiny pint before heading back to the hostel.

Thou only at the height of 331m, Loughrigg Fell can still boast some outstanding views of the Lakes and will be a solid day out hiking. The hike will include a slight detour (weather permitting) along Loughrigg Terrace to take in some of the stunning views across Grasmere. Once we summit Loughrigg we will descend towards Skelwith Bridge (not before walking around Loughrigg Tarn). If the cafe is open at Skelwith Bridge, we can find a few minutes for a hot drink or cake before following the river up past Skelwith Force before heading backing into Elterwater and onto the hostel.

NB: This is a winter walk at some height so expect cold temperatures so please dress accordingly. We are also dealing with reduced daylight walking hours. This, combined with some steep sections, both going up and down, means that this hike will be a vigorous full-day mountain walk – so please be sure of your fitness and ability before signing up.

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