|Walk:||Robin Lane, Jenkin Crag, Ambleside, Stockghyll Woods, Wansfell Pike, Nanny Lane, Troutbeck Church|
|Start Point:||Church Bridge, Troutbeck||Grid Reference:||NY 412 027|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||2,370 feet|
|Weather:||Mild with some short spells of light rain. Very strong wind on the higher sections of the walk.|
|Comments:||The original intention was a walk from the Kirkstone Pass but as the higher fells were in mist I returned to Troutbeck to repeat this popular route. Approaching the summit of Wansfell Pike the wind was very strong, making it difficult to remain standing at times. Consequently I followed the main path down to Troutbeck rather than continuing across to the Wainwright summit.|
Windermere from Robin Lane
Spotting a cairn in an adjoining field . . .
I check it out, looking over Windermere
Zooming across Windermere to Esthwaite Water - a trout fishery
Another view of Windermere . . .
and again from my coffee stop . . .
on Jenkin Crag
Attracted by the light and shape of the building . . .
Hayes Garden World looks much bigger from here
Heading into Stockghyll Woods . . .
past the weir . . .
I take the path to the left of the waterfall . . .
for a close up view of the upper left fall
Stock Ghyll runs under the bridge . . .
before disappearing over the waterfall to eventually join the River Rothay
From the opposite side . . .
all parts of the waterfall can be seen
As I start the climb, Wansfell Pike is hidden in mist . . .
and on the summit the wind nearly blows me off my feet
The first snowdrops of the year . . .
in the grounds of the church