|Walk:||Robin Lane, Jenkin Crag, Waterhead, Borrans Park, Ambleside, Stockghyll Force, Wanfell Pike, Wansfell, Nanny Lane|
|Start Point:||Chruch bridge, Troutbeck||Grid Reference:||NY 412 027|
|Distance:||8 miles||Ascent:||2,240 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny and mild|
|Comments:||Repeating a route done a number of times, the distant views were hazy but the sun kept the temperatures very mild. Passing through Ambleside I made a short stop at Gaynors Outdoors shop to buy some new walking trousers. Then the harder part of the route took me up to Wansfell Pike and on to the Wainwright, Wansfell. It was then downhill all the way back to Troutbeck.|
Marked on the map as a Pillar, just off Robin Lane . . .
where there are good views of Windermere
Still a little snow on the Fairfield Horseshoe
Heading down to Waterhead . . .
it looks like there is a long queue for the ferry
Waterhead waterfront . . .
with lots of choices . . .
for photos . . .
and a local resident joins the picture
A rocky outcrop in Borrans Park . . .
is a good vantage point . . .
for views of Windermere . . .
and the ideal spot for a coffee break
The weir on Stock Ghyll . . .
leads the way to . . .
Fairfield from Wansfell Pike
Wansfell Pike from Wansfell (Wainwright)
Thronthwaite Crag (left) and Froswick (right) from Wansfell . . .
and the Kirkstone Pass with Red Screes to the left