Get Your Walking Boots On
May is National Walking Month
Why not get your boots on this May as it’s National Walking month and we are so lucky to have so many great walks from our door step. We love Loughrigg Fell, you can be at Lilly Tarn in no time from the hotel and the views are just breath taking. Here are a few of our other favourite walks:
The Coffin Route Ambleside to Grasmere
Recenty voted one of Britains favourite walks, and for good reason. Its a fairly low level walk with senic views between the villages of Ambleside and Grasmere via Rydal on the old Coffin route. It’s a excellent route with brillant views of Rydal water and Grasmere.
Height Gained 190 meters Distance 6.5km Time approx 2 hours.
Red Screes from Ambleside
Red Screes is a pleasent summit, withn a grassy ascent from Ambleside. There is a pretty small Tarn on the summit ideal for a picnic stop. You can return the same way if you wish or come down by Scandale to make it in to a circular walk. Anyone looking for a challenge could add this to the end of the Fairfield Horseshoe for a major day out!
Height Gained 740 meters Distance 13.2km Time approx 5 hours
Loughrigg Fell from Ambleside
Another of those low in altitude, high in altitude Wainwrights with extensive views all around once you are at the top. The route then returns with via a pathway on the southern shore of Rydal Water. If your looking for a shorter walk you can follw the route just up to the beautiful Lily Tarn and then decend.
Height Gained 400 meters Distance 9.4 km Time approx 3.5 hours
Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside
The local expert route by Dave Chick is without a doubt a classic walk and can be started from Ambleside its self.This route takes in Rydal and then the start of the Fairfield Horsdeshoe.The route then leads to Heron Pike and Great Rigg and then finally to the summit of Fairfield. It continues over Heart Cragg and Dove Cragg before finishing by decending in to Ambleside via Low Sweeden Bridge.
Height Gained 1220 meters Distance 20km Time approx 8 hours