Loughrigg Fell - Silver How

This walk began from White Moss car park, and went straightforwardly via Loughrigg Terrace (pronounced “Luffrigg”, according to Wainwright) to a straight, steep path to the summit of Loughrigg Fell. Then down again to the Terrace path and west over undulating and gradually rising terrain to Silver How. The return was back down to the connection point with the Loughrigg Terrace path and thence to the car park once again. Wainwright says “Of the lesser heights of Lakeland, Loughrigg Fell is pre-eminent” and of the walk from there to Silver How “This pleasant stroll is full of interest and variety... The views are delightful on all sides”, and indeed, even though the weather conditions were not ideal - it rained heavily in the middle part of the outing - I feel the photos below echo these sentiments. And of all the ascents of Silver How, this one seems to me the best, because of the marvellous views across Grasmere from Loughrigg Terrace at the start and the ones up Great Langdale for the remainder, as well as the generally gentle gradients. (Distance: 7.43 miles/12 km., ascent: 2468 ft./752 m.) P.S: Great article by Harry Griffin on Loughrigg Fell here.

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