Wansfell Pike

Name of walk Wansfell Pike
Date of walk 2008-05-07

Today myself, Janet, her daughter Jenna and the dogs Poppy, Daisy and Miffy went to Ambleside to climb Wansfell (1597ft) via Wansfell Pike and then walk to Troutbeck and back to Ambleside via Skelghyll Wood. A walk of about seven and a half miles.

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Shipman Knotts down hill on the right.

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The bluebells were just starting to flower.

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Stockghyll Force.

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Then we headed up Wansfell Pike. The view out to Red Screes. It was very warm, but hazy

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So warm that we all changed into our shorts! We soon left Ambleside far behind.

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The Kirkstone Inn inbetween Red Screes and Caudale Moor.

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Windermere from Wansfell Pike summit.

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We stopped for lunch here.

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Wansfell summit. It was very windy so the trousers went back on! Frostwick and Ill Bell behind.

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Nanny Lane, we walked between the walls all the way to Troutbeck. Miffy having a roll in the grass!

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On arriving in Troutbeck we headed for the Mortal Man Hotel for a drink.

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Historic Townend built in 1626.

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We had an ice cream at Troutbeck Post Office.

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Heading up Robin Lane.

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Route to High Skelghyll Farm and Jenkin Crag.

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Looking down at the Low Wood Hotel and Marina.

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Skelghyll Wood.

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Daisy and Poppy cooling off.

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Looking down on Hayes Garden Centre. For once we had no time to stop.

We got back to the car park around 5.15. Radio Cumbria said that there were 45 minute delays on the Ambleside road so we had to return home via Kirkstone again. I got home at seven, a longer day than we expected to have, and a hotter one too. Summer has arrived!
Jo.
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