This is the classic outing – rising from Ambleside’s Miller Bridge by Todd Crag and Lily Tarn to follow along the shoulder of the fell to the summit which overlooks both Langdale and Grasmere. Descending the northern nose, above Grasmere, leads to Loughrigg Terrace. Return is made by the side of Rydal Water to Rydal’s Pelter Bridge and then along the Under Loughrigg Road back to Ambleside.
LENGTH: 10.5 km.
TIME: 3.5 hours.
DIFFICULTY: Mildly difficult with straightforward ascent (500m) and descent.
START & FINISH: Ambleside’s Rydal Road main car park (376047).
ALTERNATIVE START: Car park above Pelter Bridge (365060)
MAPS: OS L90 & OL7.
WATERING HOLES: Cafes and Inns abound in Ambleside.
HOSTELRIES: Plentiful in Ambleside, near Pelter Bridge is Cote How Organic Tearoom.