|Walk:||Penny Rock Woods, Grasmere shore, Red Bank, Loughrigg Fell summit, main footpath, Fox How, River Rothay footpath, Rydal Water|
|Start Point:||White Moss car park||Grid Reference:||NY 350 065|
|Distance:||7.7 miles||Ascent:||1,364 feet|
|Weather:||Mild with sunny spells, ideal for walking.|
|Comments:||With a promise of decent weather we took the opportunity for a visit to the Lake District. Roads were very busy but we had, unfortunately, coincided with the Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show at Rydal Park.After visiting the summit trig point we chose the main footpath across the ridge and enjoyed great views in all directions. Returning along the Under Loughrigg Road we were surprised to find an ice cream cart - very welcome.|
Penny Rock Woods . . .
sits north of River Rothay . . .
between the White Moss car park . . .
and the weir between the river and the lake . . .
After crossing the bridge . . .
the lake comes into view with Helm Crag to the left
Lisa and Luna check out the lake
We follow the footpath beside the lake as far as The Lea
Climbing the rocky footpath . . .
I make good use . . .
of the trekking poles
Posing at a lookout point . . .
Luna sits patiently . . .
until she decides . . .
it's time to go
Looking down Great Langdale with the Langdale Pikes in the centre
Lingmoor Fell . . .
and towards the Coniston fells
My 10th visit to Loughrigg Fell summit . . .
and the first visit for Lisa and Luna
Taking the main path across Loughrigg Fell . . .
we spot a patch of heather . . .
and find a sheltered spot for lunch . . .
where we enjoy great views
Catching the breeze after lunch