Loughrigg Tarn, near Ambleside

Loughrigg Tarn just outside of Ambleside is a bit of a winner! Fantastic place for a picnic on a sunny day and a perfectly sized body of water for the kids to run around!

Parking can be a bit hit and miss though. We parked on the road at grid reference 346040 on OS map OL7, where there are a few spots scattered around the junction.

Simply find the footpath that runs all the way round the tarn.  It’s hard to get lost as it’s a small sized tarn, so you can always see the other side!

Stunningly beautiful views of the Langdales too. The route round the tarn edge itself is not suitable for pushchairs and at average 4 year old pace, it takes about 30 minutes to circumnavigate!

There is however a “miles without stiles” pram friendly walk, taking a slightly higher out and back route.

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