OS Grid Reference NY 343-041
Loughrigg Tarn, a tarn of outstanding beauty set amongst attractive rolling wooded fells, is one of Lakeland’s hidden treasures. The shallow waters at the tarn’s edge are covered in water lilies in Summer and there is a great view towards the Langdales.
There are two ways to the tarn. Firstly, from Ambleside you can take the A593 Coniston road, go through Clappersgate and after about 2 miles take the first turn on the right. Alternatively, from Grasmere take the small road by the garden centre that passes behind Grasmere Lake. You will eventually pass Loughrigg tarn on your left. There is parking for a couple of cars just by the footpath that leads around the tarn.
What to Shoot
There is a great view across the tarn to Loughrigg Fold with Loughrigg Fell as a backdrop from a gate in the wall just a little further along the road. If you return to your car, you can then take the footpath that leads down to and around the tarn itself. The tarn is covered in attractive yellow water lilies in the summer which make for a great lead in to a shot with the Langdale Pikes in the background.