Wansfell Pike

Wansfell Pike

Far Eastern Lake District

Route: Wansfell Pike

Area: Far Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 26th November 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 8.5 miles

Ascent: 1,700 feet

I parked in the main car park near the centre of Ambleside and followed the sign ‘To the Waterfalls’. I soon arrived at Stock Ghyll Force, a local beauty spot

After taking a few snaps, I continued uphill onto open fellside and joined a well made path up to the top of Wansfell Pike. Along the way I kept stopping to look back at the lovely views over Ambleside and towards the Southern Fells

Having reached the top, I descended to the pretty village of Troutbeck, then joined Robin Lane, a delightful track from which there are views of Windermere

On the way back I made a couple of minor diversions, the first to Jenkins Crag for a high level view of Windermere and the second to Waterhead for a view from the lake shore

The weather was cloudy but this didn’t spoil the walk, which I enjoyed every step of the way

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