||Troutbeck, Skelghyll Wood,
Ambleside, Stockghyll Force Wansfell Pike, Troutbeck
||Church Bridge, Troutbeck
||NY 412 027
||Overcast with some sun and a
very short but heavy hail shower
||Joe, Charlotte and Beth accompanied me on
this walk - a first for the four of us to walk together. We headed out
along Robin Lane where we got some good views over Windermere. A short
stop at Jenkin Crag allowed time for a drink and snack before making our
way into Ambleside. The Giggling Goose was the ideal venue for hot
chocolate and scones then it was time to explore the walking boots in Gaynors - a pair to replace the 'not walking' boots that Joe had been
wearing! As we came out of the shop a sudden hail shower sent us
scurrying for shelter. Fortunately it didn't take long before the shower
stopped and we were on our way. After visiting Stockghyll Force we
realised that the road was completely dry - the hail shower not reached
this far! We climbed (quite steeply) to Wansfell Pike where we had good
views in all directions. After a brief stop for lunch we made our way
downhill to Nanny Lane and back to the car.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Windermere from Robin Lane
Bluebells in Skelghyll Wood
Windermere as we approach Ambleside
Stockghyll Force . . .
with Joe, Charlotte and Beth . . .
and just the 'twosome'
Getting ready for the climb . . .
on the way up . . .
and higher still . . .
and zooming in!
Near the summit . . .
where we all . . .
pose with Windermere in the background
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