Loughrigg. 22 April

The walk started at Skelwith Bridge, initially climbing a steep road, with Little Loughrigg to the left. Just after the junction near Tarn Foot, we took the footpath leading to Ambleside.

There were high walls at the start of the path, which climbed slightly before leading through another gate and onto a flatter stretch with some great views back across the valley.

We then followed a path upwards that eventually joined one of the main tracks coming from Ambleside. Recent dry weather meant that the paths were quite firm under foot; it can be quite muddy.

The track weaved its way across Loughrigg, eventually reaching the summit trig point. There were some superb views across the surrounding fells.

We followed the – increasingly steeper – path back down until it joined Loughrigg Terrace. Here we walked back to the road, following it to the path leading to Loughrigg Tarn, which took us nicely around the tarn and back down to the start of the walk.