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Loughrigg Fell and Lingmoor Fell

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Lake District starting and finishing in Cumbria, England, about 13.90km (8.64 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 525m (1722ft)
Descent 490m (1607ft)
Max. Elevation 460m (1509ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1015m (3329ft)
Chapel Stile
Distance 13.90km
Duration ~5:30h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 18 Jul 2014
Two of the Lake District's lesser lights star in this walk from Ambleside. The low heights (a maximum of 466m) make this a good option for days when there are clouds on the tops. You can finish in Elterwater and get the bus back or do a circular route from Ambleside. Make time to pop into the Britannia Inn in Elterwater too: http://thebritanniainn.com

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Take the bus to Ambleside, one the Lake District's many charming towns. Head out through the town along Rydal Road and, once around the corner (the one with the outdoors shop), look for the footpath on the left.
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Cross the river and the road, turning right on the other side. After a short distance, a footpath heads uphill via Brow Head Farm.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
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Continue onto Loughrigg Fell. At the crag, follow the track towards the summit.
About 1.19 km (~0.74 miles) from
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At the top, make sure you pause for the view over Rydal Water - one of the region's classic views. Drop down towards Loughrigg Terrace.
About 1.81 km (~1.12 miles) from
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From the terrace, join the road into Elterwater. Head straight through the village and continue on the road heading south.
About 1.82 km (~1.13 miles) from
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After about 1km, you reach a path which leads up onto Lingmoor Fell.
About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
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What it lacks in height it more than compensates for in views. Great views towards the Langdales. A good lunch spot.
About 1.56 km (~0.97 miles) from
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Continue heading along Lingmoor Fell to the secondary summit of Side Pike. Take the zigzag path dropping down the southwestern flank.
About 1.58 km (~0.98 miles) from
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Take the path leading around the base of Lingmoor Fell into Great Langdale.
About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from
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The route takes the low-level path along the floor of Great Langdale back to Elterwater.
About 1.72 km (~1.07 miles) from
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Finish up in Elterwater. Buses run back to Ambleside from here, every two hours or so. Or you can retrace your steps back over Loughrigg Fell, or continue along the valley via Skelwith Bridge.
About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from

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