Loughrigg Terrace and Spedding Crag  


Date                    18/03/2006

Walks done by:  Jed, Paul & Susan

Weather:             Dry with sunny patches, Very cold and windy in exposed places

Distance             6 miles.

Started at:          Badger Bar, Rydal

This was our second walk in a month in our favourite area and again the weather was dry. However, it was bitterly cold.

Leaving the Badger Bar we crossed the road and crossed the bridge over the River Rothay and on to Loughrigg Terrace. Much of the path was covered in slush after the recent heavy snowfalls. The views over Rydal Water and Grasmere were superb with the snow covered mountains beyond. After a short section of road walking where we passed High Close YH we we back on the fells and gaining height. The Langdale Valley suddenly appeared with good views across to Lingmoor Fell and the Crinkles. Under foot the snow was getting much deeper (6-8 inches) and in some places 15 inches. We plodded on to the top of Spedding Crag and decided not to continue on to Silver How but rather make a decent and walk the shore path along Grasmere back to Rydal.

A lovely walk.

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Rydal Water


Nab Scar from near the big cave


Susan inside the cave


...and the entrance to it



A sad looking snowman on Loughrigg Terrace


Paul on the Terrace


Susan and Paul


Grasmere from the Terrace path

Susan and I



Langdale Valley with Lingmoor Fell and the Crinkles


The snow is getting deeper as Susan and Paul approach Huntingstile Crag


Silver How - our original objective


Silver How


Seat Sandal and Fairfield partly hidden by Great Rigg


Time for a coffee


Paul and Jed


Looking back towards Spedding Crag


Helm Crag


Seat Sandal across Grasmere


Dunmail Raise


Helm Crag


A two tone Grasmere with Helm Crag and the dip of Dunmail Raise


Someone has had fun sledging


The boathouse on Rydal Water taken from the A591

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