Event Type WALK
Tickets = FreeWe have teamed up with Blackdog Outdoors to provide a series of walking events in June as part of our “The Pull of the
Tickets = Free
We have teamed up with Blackdog Outdoors to provide a series of walking events in June as part of our “The Pull of the Fells” exhibition, which looks at the history of fell walking, rock climbing, and mountaineering in the Lakes, as well as the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of these activities.
Starting from Ambleside we will ascend to the lower slopes of Loughrigg and head southwest passing Loughrigg Tarn. Circumnavigating Loughrigg we will take in fabulous views of both Grasmere and Rydal Water.
The route then follows Loughrigg Terrace where we will have a short diversion to explore Rydal Caves before crossing the river to Rydal Mount with its attractive waterfall. We will then follow a track through the peaceful grounds of Rydal Mount back to Ambleside.
There will be a 20% discount to the museum entry fees if you present the Eventbrite eticket
Approx Activity Duration – 5 hours approx
Event Distance – 7 miles and 1200ft of ascent
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 am
This walk will use an ascent of Wansfell Pike to illustrate the early development of mountaineering in the Lake District and elsewhere. Discover why adventurous men and women
This walk will use an ascent of Wansfell Pike to illustrate the early development of mountaineering in the Lake District and elsewhere. Discover why adventurous men and women started to climb mountains in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. What did they hope to discover? And how did they make their ascents? Early mountaineers discussed will include the gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe, poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, diarist Dorothy Wordsworth, and intrepid Ambleside-based governess Ellen Weeton.
The ascent will be led by Professor Simon Bainbridge of Lancaster University, author of Mountaineering and British Romanticism.
The walk will take approximately 4 hours and involve 400 metres of ascent. There will be regular stops for readings and discussion. There is a good path up Wansfell but please ensure you have suitable footwear and outer clothing. Please bring a picnic or food to consume on the summit.
Time: Saturday 2nd July: 11am – 3pm
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm