27th November 2016

Wansfell Pike and Troutbeck

Time am
Duration didn't take notice
Distance 7.2 mile
Ascent somewhere near 1900 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Miller Bridge - Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Nanny Lane - Troutbeck - Robin Lane - High Skelghyll - Skelghyll Woods - Ambleside - Miller Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Roadside, Miller Bridge, Ambleside
This offers an alternative to the overcharged car parks in Ambleside itself. The downsides are, spaces are limited, it's a little way out from the center of the town and you will need to get here early to get a space.
Route Map


A couple of weeks ago we drove through Ambleside after our walk from Kentmere and as nice as Hayes Garden Centre looked, we couldn't really be bothered stopping for a browse around the Christmas stuff. So, it was decided that we'd have a walk over Wansfell Pike somewhere around the end of November. On the way back we could easily have a good look around - - because we're there anyway. And, as you've probably guessed, that's what we did today.
This is Miller Bridge which sits next to the road offering free parking within easy reach of Ambleside. Saves having to rob a bank on the way here to pay at the car parks in town.

We leave the road at this point and head onto the fellside proper.

Looking back the Coniston fells are topped with cloud.

Looking across to Red Screes which has less snow and more cloud on it than it did when I was there yesterday.



At Wansfell Pike summit.

Turning around, we look across to the Ill Bell ridge.

A hazy view down to Windermere.



Troutbeck comes into view as we make our way down Nanny Lane.



Lovely and warm walking through the village.

Dinner guest.


Part of Troutbeck seen from Robin Lane.

Looking across the higher section of Robin Lane.

Looking ahead to High Skelghyll.

Skelghyll Woods.

And to finish, we make our way back in to Ambleside for a look around the Christmas display in Hayes.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks