0.00km - With your back to the Tourist Information Centre, cross the road at the crossing and TURN RIGHT then almost immediately BEAR LEFT onto Compston Road.
0.13km - Just past the cinema BEAR RIGHT into Vicarage Road in the direction of the church, passing through Rothay Park and crossing the river over the old stone bridge.
0.65km - TURN RIGHT onto the road over the cattle grid then almost immediately TURN LEFT on the path, signposted bridleway, steeply uphill through the trees. Continue to follow the road as it changes to a gravel track going through two wooden gates to finally emerge on the open Fell.
1.90km - As the path becomes rocky continue STRAIGHT ON following signs to Loughrigg Fell crossing a small stream with stepping stones, then TURN RIGHT onto a smaller path by a little pond. Continue to climb uphill with good views of Windermere to the south, keeping to the main path marked by piles of stones (cairns). The area is criss crossed with smaller paths so care is needed here.
3.90km - Eventually reaching the summit Trig Point of Loughrigg Fell with splendid views in all directions. Descend steeply STRAIGHT ON, following the main path overlooking Grasmere. Take care as the path is rough and steep in places.
4.90km - At the bottom of the stone steps TURN LEFT onto the gravel path through the trees and metal stile keeping the main stone wall on your left.
5.10km - Emerging onto the tarmac road, TURN LEFT and immediately BEAR LEFT taking the turning downhill just before the blue road sign passing the National Trust Arboretum on your right.
5.70km - Just before the stone barn TURN LEFT over the stile onto the footpath signposted Loughrigg Tarn. On reaching the Tarn, BEAR LEFT on the track for 1.5kms, keeping the Tarn on your right.
7.40km - Go through the gate and BEAR RIGHT past the stone cottages and down to the post box in the wall.. TURN RIGHT onto the tarmac road crossing over a stream, then TURN LEFT down the road signposted Neaum Cragg towards Skelwith Bridge.
7.90km - At the road junction BEAR RIGHT onto the main Coniston road passing the hotel on your right. TURN RIGHT at the footpath sign just before the bridge and continue STRAIGHT ON through the stone yard keeping the river on your left.
8.30km - Cross the footbridge on your left over the river and continue STRAIGHT ON through the woods following signs for Colwith Bridge.
8.60km - TURN RIGHT onto a main track past some stone cottages and through the farm. BEAR RIGHT following the yellow footpath arrow signs descending wooden steps down to the river.
9.50km - At the road TURN LEFT uphill for a short distance then TURN RIGHT onto the signed footpath/cycle way 637 to Coniston. PLEASE NOTE - This is a very busy road with fast moving traffic so please exercise caution.
11.20km - At High Park Farm TURN LEFT up the tarmac road and continue to the main A593. TURN RIGHT taking the footpath running parallel to the road emerging at High Oxen Fell. Cross the main road and carry STRAIGHT ON following the yellow arrow signs for the Cumbria Way..
12,20km - TURN RIGHT through the gate and into the National Trust Tarns. BEAR RIGHT on the good gravel path around the lakes signposted Coniston for about 3 kms
15.20km - At the end of the Tarns continue STRAIGHT ON up the gravel footpath to the car park and along the tarmac road, descending downhill.
15.90km - At the signpost for Low Yewdale TURN RIGHT and go through the gate towards Tarn Hows Cottage before descending downhill to a stream and fields. Still following the yellow footpath arrows and Cumbria Way signs go STRAIGHT ON towards Coniston.
17.40km - At the signpost for the Cumbria Way TURN RIGHT following the footpath across the fields.
18.90km - On reaching the tarmac road TURN LEFT and continue towards the village past the Sports & Social Club. At the junction TURN RIGHT and continue STRAIGHT ON towards the main village and shops.
19.20km - Arrive at the main car park and Tourist Information Centre, the end of your walk.