An Autumn walk from Ambleside

On Saturday 6th September 2012 a small number of St. John’s Parishioners joined a group organised by Liverpool Road Methodist Church Walking Group to travel by coach to Ambleside.

We left Liverpool Road at 8.30 a.m. and stopped on the way at the service station at Burton in Kendal for refreshments and for walkers to don their boots.

On arrival at Ambleside we split into two groups – those who were going to be guided on a walk and those who were going to spend the day in Ambleside.

The walkers were to be led by Malcolm with Brian bringing up the rear to ensure that nobody got lost!

We walked out of Ambleside past the church and out towards Loughrigg fell.  The aim was to walk around the fell and back into Ambleside to rejoin the coach at 4.30 p.m.

We walked up to the ridge that enabled us to walk past Ivy Crag to Loughrigg Tarn.  By this time the weather was absolutely glorious as it remained all day.

We had our picnic lunch at the side of the tarn surrounded by magnificent views.

After lunch we carried on around the fell, towards Grassmere and along Loughrigg Terrace towards Rydal Water – each spectacular view giving way to another as amazing as its predecessor!

We then cut off to the café at Rydal Hall where we enjoyed refreshment beside a beautiful waterfall framed by autumn colours.

Then it was back to Ambleside and the coach.  Even the journey home was graced by glorious skies as we got home just before the light failed.

This was the last walk of the group’s season but those of us that went from St. John’s had a fantastic day and very much hope to be invited again next season.

“Thank you very much” to our leader, Malcolm, our rear marker, Brian, and everybody who made us so welcome throughout the day.