Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extreme exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
Turn right onto the road and follow it for nearly 2km to a waymarked, tarmac bridleway on the right (cattle grid).
Now climb steeply up past Brow Head Farm and out on to Loughrigg Fell.
Continue SA to the top and then stay on the main track eventually following a wall on your left.
Keep SA where another bridleway forks left through a gate and continue to a x-roads with a broad track.
Keep SA along another broad track and swing left to the road.
Turn right and cruise up past Loughrigg Tarn and then fork right.
Continue to the top, pass a small road on the left, and a footpath on the right, and then fork right onto a BW (Loughrigg Terrace and Rydal). Follow this down, passing above Grasmere and then dropping to the shores of Rydal Water – care is needed on this section as it is narrow and often very busy.
Keep ahead, over the rocks, and then stay on the main track as it climbs slightly to a gate before dropping to the car park. © Tom Hutton - UKHillwalking.com, Dec 2013