Trail submitted by James Kirby


Riding down Loughrigg Fell with a view of RydalThis trail is for the X-C people mostly, but play riders would like it as there is lots to do.


Start at Rothay Bridge in Ambleside, on the Ambleside side, go over the bridge and then take the first RIGHT and then go all the way along the road (1 1/2 miles) till you get to the main road and a bridge (Pelter Bridge). Before that there is a turn off to the LEFT take that route. Now follow the road up for just under 1/2 mile, then it comes to a gate, go through the gate and just keep going till you get to another one. Go through that one and take the lower path which goes next to the lake, follow the path up on the RIGHT side, until you get to see Rydal Water. Once you are there, take the path which goes up and along the lake (Red Bank), for just under 1/2 mile (p.s. this bit makes a good DH section) then go through the gate at the top and then go to the LEFT to the road. Once on the road take the LEFT and go down until you get to a T junction, go LEFT for 1/2 a mile and then take the next LEFT go on for a few meters and then take the next LEFT onto a bridleway (Tarn Foot, which then if you follow all the way over the fell, you should get to a road, which leads to another road which is over a cattle grid. Go RIGHT there and then very soon you should end up back at the bridge.

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