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Tour of Loughrigg Fell

Tour of Loughrigg Fell

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The fells just west of Ambleside are gentler than the higher fells and offer a good introduction to those new to the Lake District. This circular mountain bike tour takes in the pretty mix of lakes, woodland fells and lanes that surround the base of Loughrigg Fell. Originally when doing a mountain bike tour, Loughrigg cyclists had to follow a narrow road down the western leg past Loughrigg Tarn. A newly opened section of bridleway makes this no longer necessary. Instead the pleasant track on the eastern side of the tarn past The How can be followed, adding greatly to the quality of this ride. It's a fairly easy route in Lakeland terms but you will need some mountain bike experience as there are some short technical sections over rocky bits and there are a few hills to tackle.

Cycle Route: Ambleside - Rydal Water - Loughrigg Tarn - Ambleside

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Miles: 8

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 3 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 377
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Map reference: NY 377044  Lat: 54.43117 Long: -2.96186

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