7th July 2007

Unsettled weather on Wansfell


Walk Overview
Time 09.10 to 13.30
Duration 4 hr 20 min
Distance 7.7 mile
Ascent 2122 ft
Walking with On my own
Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Wansfell (Batstones) - Nanny Lane - Trutbeck - Robin Lane - Skelghyll Wood - Ambleside
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Ambleside

Ambleside offers quite a few different car parks, all of which are very close to the main town centre. I should offer a word of caution though; don't forget to bring plenty of money to buy a parking ticket.


Route Map

Bridge House Ambleside, passed at the start of another walk done in unsettled conditions. Yet again it was a day of cloud with a couple of ten second sunny spells and of course, I mustn't forget the showers.

Snarker Pike and Red Screes above a short section of Kirkstone Pass.

Looking back down to Ambleside from the path up to Wansfell Pike.

Windermere stretching away into the distance. It looks as though one of the forecasted showers was passing over Bowness while we were enjoying a brief dry spell on Wansfell Pike.

A close up of a short section of Windermere and Blelham Tarn.

From Wansfell Pike we then followed the path alongside the ridge wall to reach Baystones; the highest point on the ridge.

A couple of seconds sunshine. Just long enough to take this picture of a wall that's falling down. Beggars can't be choosers I suppose.

Looking across to the highest point on Kirkstone Pass, which incidentally, is only about 100ft lower than I was when I took this picture.

After walking through the boggy areas on the Wansfell ridge it was nice to reach the firmer ground on Nanny Lane.

And the view back up Nanny Lane.

Still on Nanny Lane, but only a minute or so from the Troutbeck road.


Syke Villa; more like Syke Garage, but I'm sure the sign could be referring to the nearby house.

A lovely garden overlooking a lovely valley.


Troutbeck is a long, sprawling village with some lovely cottages. this one is found at the Troutbeck end of Robin Lane.

Stencher Beck in Skelghyll Wood.

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