Thursday 18th October 2007
We were heading home today so we opted for a walk on one of the lower fells. As John was going to be doing his 200th Birkett top today he chose to do Wansfell and Wansfell Pike, a walk that I last did in thick mist so it was a real joy to return and do it with clear skies and great views.
Start: Rydal Road car park, Ambleside (NY 3746 0468)
Rydal Road car park - Stockghyll Force - Wansfell Pike - Wansfell - Nanny Lane - Troutbeck
Distance: 7.75 miles Ascent: 643 metres Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: A bright day.
Pub visited: Royal Oak, Ambleside Ale Drunk: Thirst Run, Keswick Brewing Company
A slight diversion at the start took us to Stockghyll Falls.
Looking across to the Coniston Fells as we start to climb up to Wansfell Pike.
Looking across Lingmoor Fell towards Bowfell and the Langdales.
Scafell and Scafell Pike seen either side of Bowfell.
Looking down on Ambleside from Wansfell Pike's summit.
Looking across to the Fairfield Horseshoe.
Windermere from Wansfell Pike's summit.
Looking along the ridge we would follow to Wansfell' s true summit with the Yoke to Thornthwaite Crag ridge behind.
Looking back towards Wansfell Pike. The
path to Wansfell Pike had been extremely busy
Kirkstone Pass with Place Fell visible.
Wansfell Pike from Wansfell's summit.
Red Screes from Wansfell.
Threshthwaite Mouth and Caudale Moor.
Great Gable is now visible in the distance.
Sallows and Sour Howes.
Sour Howes from the bottom of Nanny Lane.
Windermere from Robin Lane.
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