Loughrigg may be a relatively small fell, but it does sprawl over a surprisingly wide area, with a patchwork of criss – crossing footpaths, small tarns and open views to surrounding fells in all directions, making for a excellent photo walk with a little altitude for not too much effort.
It’s easily accessible from the centre of Ambleside, where the walk will begin. We will begin to climb Loughrigg skirting around the southern end, with splendid views over the length of Windermere, as well as across Loughrigg Tarn to the Coniston Fells.
Skirting past picturesque Lily Tarn, we then climb to the summit of Loughrigg taking in the views over Grasmere, before dropping down to Rydal Terrace, and back via Rydal Water and Rydal Cave to Ambleside.
Photo walks are ideal for beginners looking to learn more about some of the basics of photography in a relaxed and informal environment, or those looking to get more from their camera by not relying on point and shoot automatic modes.
Those with digital SLRs, compact system cameras or bridge cameras will get most out of the day, as point and shoot compacts are limited in their scope for manual control and creativity.
The walk will begin at 8.30am, and finish at approximately 1 – 2pm.
Distance: Approximately 6.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy/moderate. Loughrigg is only 335m high, so poses no problems for those used to walking the fells, but for those that aren’t you do need to be reasonably fit.
The cost of the day is £40 per person, and there are a maximum of six places available on this photo walk.
Click the box below to book, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.