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4b. Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Troutbeck Circular Walk

Part 2 Troutbeck Village and walk back to Ambleside

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See also Part 1 Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Troutbeck Village

and Views from Orrest Head and walking to Troutbeck from Windermere

The upper part of Troutbeck village, Town Head and High Green, a very atmospheric setting!

 

Troutbeck is quite a strung-out village of several little hamlets and most of the buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries, this part is called Longmire Yeat

 

The northern end of Troutbeck Village

 

Looking down onto Troutbeck. The house down in the centre is marked and dated B T M 1692

 

Sheep on the farm in the centre of Troutbeck Village.

 

 

Walking down from High Fold to Low Fold you reach the building of the 'Troutbeck Institute', dated 1869, also houses the Post Office from which you can also purchase a tea or coffee and other refreshments!

 

You then head south-west up Robin Lane, initially a minor road but changes to a double-walled track higher up. The views continue to be superb on this most beautiful of walks and the weather was most kind to us.

 

There is a bench half-way up and an excellent picnic spot by a stone inscribed 'TO REMEMBER THE SHEEPDOGS OF TROUTBECK 2006'.

 

 

 

Troutbeck - the Institute and the rising Robin Lane are on the left

 

Robin Lane is now a track.

 

An old barn, in good condition, above Troutbeck village.

 

Looking south-west from Robin Lane over Lake Windermere.

 

Looking south-east to the distant low hills.

 

There are several 'pillars' marked on the OS map of the area - purpose/function?

 

Sky, dry stone walls and clouds - stunning winter atmosphere!

 

Looking back down Robin Lane towards Troutbeck.

 

A fine dry stone wall perched on the top of a linear rocky outcrop.

 

The Langdale Pikes come into view again and the weather has cleared up a bit over there - very overcast when we started the walk.

 

 

The northern part of Lake Windermere also comes into view.

 

The path from Troutbeck to Ambleside

 

 

 

 

 

You pass through the yard of High Skelghyll Farm.

 

High Skelghyll Farm

 

Lovely winter colours for us, but the sheep on High Skelghyll Farm must be fed!

 

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Windermere

 

 

Windermere has its own winter has attractiveness!

 

The view southwest down Lake Windermere from Jenkins Crag viewpoint

 

The view west from Jenkins Crag viewpoint

 

 

Heading down to Ambleside and the head of Lake Windermere via Skelghyll Woods.

 

Ambleside and the northern end of Lake Windermere come into view

 

Back to Ambleside.

 

The hills above Ambleside

 

Back at the bus stop in Ambleside

 


A digression - there is a route down from Wansfell Pike that misses out Troutbeck.

Initially on the path to Troutbeck, but you branch of south from Nanny Lane ...

 

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... semi-feral horses, a tough breed!

 

.. there is a path due south on the track marked as 'Hundreds Road'

 

On the right is the path to Ambleside ...

 

 

... with Lake Windermere below.

 

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You then turn sharp right onto the track from Troutbeck


Jesus Church, Troutbeck

Jesus Church (Jesus Chapel), Troutbeck

 

The west tower was built in 1736

 

The nave and chancel were repaired/rebuilt? in 1828

 

The east window - stained glass from Morris & Co. in 1873 (by Burne-Jones, Morris & F. M. Brown), it depicts the Annunciation, Baptism, Crucifixion and ?.

 


Town End House, Troutbeck

The valley south of Troutbeck where the National Trust managed 'Town End' house is.

 

Town End house has mullioned windows and typical chimneys from ~1626.

 

The yard of Town End, Troutbeck.

 

Townend Historic House

 

the interior of Town End House, Troutbeck

 

Across from Town End are some old barns.

 

The old barns at Town End

 

See also Part 1 Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Troutbeck Village

and Views from Orrest Head and walking to Troutbeck from Windermere

 

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