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Rydal Water and Grasmere Water Lake District and Cumbria WALKING - Walks - Wansfell

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It is recommended that you console your map of the area you intend to walk in for the correct route as the walks mentioned are an overview.

A very popular mid level walk with excellent views.

A walk that can often cause confusion because Wansfell and Wansfell Pike are not the same.

The Pike is slightly lower in height than the top of the Wansfell.

Highest Point: 487m/1597ft [Wansfell & Wansfell Pike 484m/1588ft

Distance: 11km/6.75miles

Approx. Time: 3.5hrs

Starting/Finish Point:
The car park Fisherbeck near the Windermere Road - AMBLESIDE.

Wansfell Pike Map

Map not to Scale

AMBLESIDE - Starting point and Finish

Wansfell In The DistanceAt the back of the car park turn left along the road until you reach the first junction. At the junction walk uphill to the right and follow this road and bear left to a junction with the Blue Hill Road, continuing up this to the walled lane which is leading up and left across the flanks of the fell.

Continue along the track until the walled ends, this is where the main path takes you directly up the slopes of Wansfell.

On nearing the top the path steepens and veers to the left to rocky summit of Wansfell Pike where good views can be seen of Lake Windermere and beyond.

Looking Towards Red ScreesTake the stile just after the summit and continue along the ridge of the fell to the second stile and over the wall onto the summit of Wansfell which is marked with a few stones. The views from here are not as rewarding as they are on Wansfell Pike.

From here the path follows the line of the wall heading towards Troutbeck to meet up with Nanny Lane which then takes you into Troutbeck Village.

Turning right heading towards the Centre of the village and the Post Office taking the first right after the Post Office into Robin Lane in which you begin to ascend until where it is named as Hundred's Road.

Jenkin Crag View PointA sign path here bears off to the left horizontally to High Skelghyll and onto the woods of Skelghyll.

In Skelghyll Woods on the left there is a view point from Jenkin's Crag on Lake Windermere. Continue along the track which will eventually bring you onto road with the car park being a short distance away.


Farmhouse Looking Bank to Jenkin Wood Looking Towards the Langdales
Sunlight Troutbeck Village Looking Down on Ambleside


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Disclaimer - Climbing, Fell Walking, Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous and can result in permanent disability or even loss of life. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own involvement and Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible. Always seek advice and information.


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