|Walk:||Ivy Crag, Loughrigg Fell, Loughrigg Terrace, Rydal Cave, Rydal Hall, Low Sweden Bridge, Ambleside, Rothay Park|
|Start Point:||Under Loughrigg||Grid Reference:||NY 371 044|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||2,000 feet|
|Weather:||Overcast with low cloud on the high fells|
|Comments:||This walk was planned to give time for shopping in Ambleside. The route was relatively easy and time was taken to try out the new lens for my camera. There were some good views but it was hazy in the distance.|
Looking over the River Brathay to Black Fell from Ivy Crag
Loughrigg Fell cairn with Windermere to the left . . .
and Loughrigg Tarn to the right . . .
and the summit trig point ahead
Elterwater from the climb . . .
to the trig point
Looking over Grasmere to Dunmail Raise
The sun highlights the Ullscarf ridge in the distance
Grasmere with Helm Crag and Ullscarf beyond
Loughrigg Terrace . . .
and Rydal Water
Rydal Cave . . .
is a man made quarry . . .
dating from the 19th century
It provided excellent roofing slate and building stone for Ambleside
The still water . . .
provides great reflections . . .
inside the cave . . .
and at the entrance
Another nearby cave is inaccessible . . .
but the camera shows . . .
that it isn't very deep
Just in time to catch a plane overhead . . .
before it disappears over the ridge
Lots of daffodils are now in bloom . . .
and provide a good photo opportunity
The sun makes a short appearance
In the grounds of Rydal Hall . . .
a slight detour gives a closer view . . .
of the waterfall . . .
but the view from the bridge puts it in perspective
Rydal Hall . . .
with lots of . . .
information . . .
Looks like there's a queue today!
Low Sweden Bridge . . .
over Scandale Beck