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4a. Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Troutbeck Circular Walk

Part 1 Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Troutbeck Village

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See also Part 2 Troutbeck Village, Jesus Church, Town End, and walk back to Ambleside

 

A general view from Loughrigg Fell of Ambleside and Lake Windermere.

 

The site of the Roman fort at Ambleside (Latin name Galava, occupied from ~AD 50 to AD 350)) - view from Loughrigg Fell.

 

A beautiful and very worthwhile walk and bring a picnic!

This most lovely 'hiking' walking was based on "Great Walks - The Lake District" 2.13 WANSFELL by Colin Shelbourn and supplemented by the excellent hiking Ordinance Survey OS Map OL7 The English Lakes - South-Eastern Area, but preceded by a few observations of the car journey and suggestion for parking in Ambleside.

The photographs were taken at different times of the year.

From Kendal you pick up the A591 road and head north for Windermere and further on to Ambleside. We parked in the centre of Ambleside on the east side of the A591 just north of the Langdale-Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team headquarters!

 

The very busy main street in Ambleside

 

 

Daisy's Cafe and Lily Lou's flower shop, looking great, even in winter! (January 2017)

 

The bus stop in Ambleside where you can start the walk (actually on the opposite side of the road). The centre of Ambleside is in the distance up the road.

 

Hayes Garden Centre in Ambleside, across the road from the bust stop.

 

After walking up the road you head up past the Salutation Hotel up a lane and deviate through the woods of Stock Ghyll Woods to view the Stockghyll Waterfalls - very popular with the Victorians.

 

 

You leave the Stock Ghyll Woods and return to a lane signposted Grove Farm and turn right off it on the path up Wansfell Pike which is signed 'Troutbeck via Wansfell'. Wansfell Pike is in the centre of the picture - it doesn't look much at first, but its a 'canny' climb up!

 

There are great views all round on the ascent of Wansfell.

 

 The path up Wansfell is well laid out and quite steep in place - excellent aerobic exercise and continuous superb views. The recent light falls of snow added to the natural beauty of the Lake District.

 

 

Lots of stunning views climbing up to Wansfell Pike

Looking north up Kirkstone Pass.

 

 

 

Looking back down to Ambleside.

 

 

Looking back down to Ambleside

 

 

Wonderful views from the top of Wansfell Pike.

 

Views from near the summit of Wansfell Pike

 

Ambleside from the summit of Wansfell Pike

 

 

 

Looking north towards Kirkstone Pass from the summit of Wansfell Pike

 

 

Looking across Lake Windermere from the summit of Wansfell Pike in mid-winter.

 

Looking up Kirkstone Pass from the summit of Wansfell Pike.

 

View of Ambleside from the top of Wansfell - rather cloudy on the distant peaks.

 

 

 

The town of Ambleside is in the centre of the picture.

 

Heading down east towards Troutbeck.

 

Heading down towards Troutbeck

 

Looking back up to the summit of Wansfell Pike

 

After the open moorland you head south-east down 'Nanny Lane' which is an old double-walled 'cattle drove road' I assume?

 

I guess the sheep will looking forward to Spring!

Looking north-east (above) and south-west (below) from Nanny Lane just before you drop down into the village of Troutbeck.

 

 

Troutbeck

 


A walk from Troutbeck Church up to Wansfell Pike via 'The Hundreds'

Troutbeck Church

 

The path out of the churchyard

 

heading up northwest on the path to Troutbeck village

 

The Cumbrian mountains

 

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Heading up towards 'The Hundreds'

 

View to Kirkstone Pass

 

The long dry stonewall that runs northeast from the summit of Wansfell Pike.

 

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Returning back down via Nanny Lane.

 

Coming back down into Troutbeck.

 

 

 

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heading back down towards the church.

 

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The church at Troutbeck.

See also Part 2 Troutbeck Village, Jesus Church, Town End, and walk back to Ambleside

 

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